A Dozen Christmas Gift Suggestions for Fans of Ayn Rand
These less-than-obvious gift ideas are likely to provide great enjoyment and have a lasting impact.
The Need for Philosophy in the Islands of the Blessed
Ka‘ahumanu overthrew Hawaii’s brutal religion. Tragically, that was not enough. The Hawaiian people, like all people, needed the insights of philosophy.
The Declaration of Independence Is the Moral and Legal Foundation of America
The Declaration should be cherished for containing “an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times” that serves as “a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of re-appearing tyranny and oppression.”
The Genius of James Madison
More than any of his colleagues, James Madison forged the tools and marshaled the principles necessary to establish a free country—and this achievement justifies the appellation he was too modest to accept: Father of the Constitution.
The Greeks and America’s Founding Fathers, Part 3: The Two Freedoms
Examines two conflicting conceptions of liberty held by various Western intellectuals and cultures in the long trek toward the modern individual rights-based ideal.
The Greeks and America’s Founding Fathers Part 2: Learning What Not to Do
Focuses on ways in which America’s founders learned from the Greeks’ mistakes and sought to avoid them in constructing the land of liberty.
The Greeks and America’s Founding Fathers Part 1: The Greek Frame
Part one of a three-part series examining ways in which ancient Greek philosophers and statesmen influenced the American founders.