Fall 2009 • Vol. 4, No. 3

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From the Editor, Fall 2009

Welcome to the Fall 2009 issue of The Objective Standard. I am happy to announce that TOS is now indexed and abstracted in Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO), Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS), and Political Science Complete (PSC). The journal is under review for coverage in several other indexes as well. Periodicals covered by such indexes are more appealing to libraries, so now is a good time to try (or retry) persuading your university, alma mater, or local librarian to subscribe to the journal. A PDF of our Library Recommendation Letter, which may be printed and handed (or mailed or emailed) to your librarian, is available on our Help Promote TOS page. Here is a synopsis of the issue at hand: John David Lewis’s article “Obama’s Atomic Bomb: The Ideological Clarity of the Democratic Agenda” examines America’s political climate in light of the unmistakably statist agenda emanating from Washington, and finds cause for optimism in the effect Obama is having on the minds of Americans—and cause for activism toward helping Americans to see the proper political alternative: not conservatism but capitalism. Next up are two items on American foreign policy: an interview with Yaron Brook,. . . Continue »

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