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The Fall 2012 Issue of The Objective Standard

2012-fall-lgThe Fall 2012 issue of TOS has been posted to our website. The print edition is at press and will be mailed shortly. The e-book and audio versions will be posted on September 25 and 30 respectively.

The contents of the Fall issue are:


Ayn Rand: America’s Comeback Philosopher
Craig Biddle

Highlights the essential principles of Rand’s philosophy; compares them to the essentials of the predominant philosophies of the day, religion and subjectivism; relates each to the American ideal of individual rights and liberty; and shows why, if America is to make a comeback, Americans must embrace Rand’s ideas.

Religion Versus Morality
Andrew Bernstein

Surveys the history and tenets of religion and shows that religion, in every essential respect, is utterly at odds with the requirements of a rational, practical, life-serving morality.

The Role of Religion in the Scientific Revolution
Frederick Seiler

Takes to task claims that religion was somehow responsible for the profound scientific advancements that animated the 16th and 17th centuries, and shows that the cause of these advancements was not religion or faith but the partial freeing of the mind from religious restrictions and the consequent use of observation and logic.

Curt Levey on the Supreme Court and the Presidential Race
Interviewed by Ari Armstrong

Mr. Levey discusses the U.S. presidential race and potential appointments to the Supreme Court.

Robert Zubrin on the Scourge of Antihumanism
Interviewed by Ari Armstrong

Mr. Zubrin discusses the history and scourge of antihumanism.

FROM TOS BLOG (a new section in the quarterly)

Political “Left” and “Right” Properly Defined
Craig Biddle

Romney-Ryan 2012—Ayn Rand Forever
Craig Biddle

Further Thoughts on Why Objectivists Should Actively Campaign for Romney-Ryan
Craig Biddle

Principle vs. Pragmatism in Supporting Romney-Ryan
Craig Biddle

Paul Ryan Rejects Ayn Rand’s Ideas—In Word and Deed
Ari Armstrong

Romney Addresses Entitlement Mentality, Misses Fundamental
Ari Armstrong

“You Didn’t Build That”—Obama’s Ode to Envy
Ari Armstrong

Islamists Celebrate 9/11 by Murdering More Americans; U.S. Embassy Demands “Respect” for Islam
Ari Armstrong

Blame Not American Speech But Islamist Acts of War
Ari Armstrong

LA Times Writer Calls for End of First Amendment
Ari Armstrong


Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins
Reviewed by Ari Armstrong

The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope by John Allison
Reviewed by Ari Armstrong

Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism by Robert Zubrin
Reviewed by Ted Gray

Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark R. Levin
Reviewed by Michael A. LaFerrara

The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet by Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu
Reviewed by Andrew Brannan

Ayn Rand Nation: The Hidden Struggle for America’s Soul by Gary Weiss
Reviewed by Roberto Brian Sarrionandia

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Reviewed by Robert Begley

The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park by Sinclair McKay
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

Lunch Break by Quent Cordair
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl


From the Editor

Letters and Replies

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