“We need to look at the suffering caused by lockdowns. People suffer when they get COVID-19, and they suffer when they’re thrown out of work and can’t eat. They suffer both ways.” — Michael Fumento
Schools across the globe have closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Audible has responded by making a trove of fascinating, educational, and uplifting stories available for free. Among these is Ayn Rand’s masterpiece Atlas Shrugged.
If only implicitly, politicians are acknowledging that in order to be most effective, health-care professionals must have the right to act on their own judgment—and that acknowledging and protecting this right will, indeed, save lives.
The first in a two-part series on the country’s fundamental ideas, America’s Revolutionary Mind is not a narrative of events but a systematic re-creation of the philosophy that led colonists to, in the words of Thomas Paine, “begin the world over again.”
Charles Portis’s novel is a story filled with memorable characters and stimulating action that treats serious themes with lighthearted yet benevolent wit. For readers looking to explore the Western genre of the great American canon, True Grit is a true classic.
Hopefully, by the end of July, COVID-19 will be under control and substantially behind us. If so, three days of mind-sharpening, soul-fueling social interaction with other life-loving, liberty-loving people will be just what we all need.
Isabella Stewart Gardner was a firecracker of a woman with a studied yet eclectic taste in art and the means to acquire lots of it. As one friend put it, she lived “at a rate and intensity, with a reality that makes other lives seem pale, thin and shadowy.”
TOS-Con 2020 will feature breakout sessions on personal finance, romantic art, safe and effective exercise, and Lindy hop.
In Heroes, Legends, Champions, Andrew Bernstein has created a fascinating hybrid of useful philosophy and inspirational vignettes about outstanding men and women. The result is a book that can help people rise to heroic heights in their own lives.
Throughout March, TOS editor Craig Biddle will be speaking about Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, at events in Europe and Israel.