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My Sixth-Grade Socialist Indoctrination
I wonder how much better off my classmates might be today if, at that tender age, they were taught about earning money and spending it according to their own values—rather than about making sacrifices in the name of “virtue.”
Dorothy Fontana Was ‘a Damn Good Writer’
Dorothy Fontana, who died this week at the age of eighty, is best known for her work as a writer for the original Star Trek television series. But, in fact, she was one of the most remarkable women in Hollywood history.
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
In a world where hyper-focus on specialization is leading to greater and greater compartmentalization, this book is a welcome call for a renewed focus on integration.
The Benevolent Spirit Behind Spongebob Squarepants
Stephen Hillenburg left a legacy of youthful enthusiasm and exuberant optimism.
Come to TOS-Con 2020: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing!
Speakers include Lisa VanDamme, Isaac Morehouse, Timothy Sandefur, Craig Biddle, Rajshree Agarwal, Andrew Bernstein, Jason Crawford and more.
My Position as Executive Director of Prometheus Foundation
I’ve accepted the position of executive director of Prometheus Foundation, and I look forward to accelerating the advancement of Objectivism.
From the Editor, Winter 2019
This issue marks the end of TOS’s fourteenth year of publication, and I want to thank you—our customers, subscribers, and donors—for your business and support, which has kept TOS going strong and constantly improving for these many years. My hat is off to all of you.
Leading an Enlightenment Life in an Anti-Enlightenment World
Exemplars of Enlightenment thinking, Deborah Feldman, Yeonmi Park, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali escaped oppression in pursuit of freedom, rational inquiry, and the life these values make possible. They are models for us all.
The Life and Poetry of John Keats
Keats’s life was cruelly short and marred by tragedy, unrequited love, and ill health. But his frail body held a formidable soul. That soul lives on through his poetry and inspires us to make the most of our own opportunities for joy.