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Summer Issue of The Objective Standard

v09n2-cover-lgThe print edition of the Summer issue of The Objective Standard is at press and will be mailed shortly. The electronic versions—including online (html), ebook, audio, and Kindle—will be posted on May 20. (Special thanks to Daniel Wahl for his excellent rendering of Abraham Lincoln for the cover of this issue.)

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The contents of the Summer issue are:

FEATURES

Getting Lincoln Right
Alexander V. Marriott
Addresses various claims of Lincoln-bashing libertarians and conservatives; presents crucial and oft-ignored facts about Lincoln, about the Founders he revered, about the state of the Union during his time, and about the Civil War; and provides the context necessary to judge Lincoln and his actions objectively.

Purpose, Value Hierarchies, and Happiness
Craig Biddle
Zeros in on the nature and importance of purpose in good living, discusses how to organize and prioritize your values and goals with respect to their relative importance to your life and happiness, and offers tips and standing orders for making your life the best it can be.

Timothy Sandefur on the Conscience of the Constitution
Interviewed by Ari Armstrong
Discusses the essential purpose of the Constitution, the crucial role of the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence in understanding that purpose, Sandefur’s work at the Pacific Legal Foundation, and related matters.

BOOK REVIEWS

Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness, by Willard Spiegelman
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, by Cal Newport
Reviewed by Daniel Wahl

FROM TOS BLOG

Zach Braff Is No Liberal
Ari Armstrong

Obama Administration Continues to Thwart the Keystone XL Project
David Biederman

Death by Faith: The Venomous Consequences of Religious Irrationality
Natalie Ogle

George Will Is Thinking in the Right Direction about Rights
Ari Armstrong

Cliven Bundy Cattle Standoff Is a Consequence of Illegitimate Government Claims on Land
Ari Armstrong

Cliven Bundy, the Dishonest Left, and the Welfare State
Ari Armstrong

Should Government Force Walgreens to Employ Salespeople Who Refuse to Sell Its Products?
Natalie Ogle

Parents Narrowly Avoid Jail after Enrolling Daughter in Less-Bad Government School
Michael A. LaFerrara

The Pope and the Root of Social Evil
Ari Armstrong

Feds Gamble with Americans’ Rights
Michael A. LaFerrara

Pledge Fight Illustrates Inherent Conflicts of “Public” Schools
Ari Armstrong

Austrian Steelmaker’s Texas Plant Highlights Value of U.S. Fracking and Property Rights
David Biederman

The National Day of Prayer versus Fidelity to Reason
Ari Armstrong

Kitchen Supplies that Enrich Our Lives—and the Men of the Mind Who Produce Them
Ari Armstrong

Republicans and the Immorality of Minimum Wage Laws
Stephen Bourque

The Heritage Foundation’s Collectivist Call to Ban Marijuana
Ari Armstrong

Mike Rowe’s Excellent Career Advice
Ari Armstrong

Dave Kopel: Bill of Rights Safeguards “Pre-Existing Human Rights”
Ari Armstrong

Thank Goodness Few Religionists Are as Religious as Franklin Graham
Natalie Ogle

Two Paradoxes of Capitalism, Resolved
Ari Armstrong

Consistent American Christians Endorse Putin’s Soviet-Style Censorship
Ari Armstrong

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

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