U.N. Pays Tribute to Communist Butcher

December 28, 2011

Reuters reports that the U.N. General Assembly recently held a moment of silence for Kim Jong-il. The United States, along with other nations, boycotted the moment of silence. But this leads to the question: Why does any semi-civilized nation even patronize this monstrous organization? Kim Jong il and his communist. . . Continue »


The Perfect Last-Minute Gift: Stuff The Standard

December 22, 2011

A subscription to TOS is the perfect gift for your active-minded friends and relatives. “A friend gave me a subscription to The Objective Standard, saying he thought I’d appreciate the articles. He underestimated! I find the articles in TOS fascinating, clarifying, and often inspiring. I love this journal.” —Brad C. Gift subscriptions start. . . Continue »




Orville and Wilbur: Men of the Mind

December 17, 2011

Orville Wright once said that he and his brother Wilbur “were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused curiosity.” On this day, in 1903, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina,. . . Continue »


Obama’s Osawatomie Shakedown: Critics’ Roundup

December 15, 2011

In his December 6 speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, President Obama grudgingly admitted that capitalism created our astounding standard of living. However, he claimed, unless businessmen wear the shackles of high taxes and pervasive political controls, the economy “doesn’t work.” Although the historical and economic fallacies and howlers in Obama’s speech. . . Continue »


The Gift that Moves Minds

December 12, 2011

Wondering what to give your friends this Christmas? “I read Ayn Rand’s fiction years ago and loved it, but I never thought her ideas applied to the real world. Last Christmas [a friend] gave me a subscription to TOS, and I can’t tell you how clarifying it has been. From. . . Continue »



Never Count a Good Author Out

December 10, 2011

Andrew Bernstein began his 2008 article “The Exalted Heroism of Alistair MacLean’s Novels” as follows: Less than fifty years ago, Alistair MacLean’s novels were international best-sellers that spawned major motion pictures. Today, his novels are out-of-print in America and MacLean, once considered a “master storyteller,” is virtually unknown to an. . . Continue »