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Vol. 5, No. 1

Spring 2010

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Citizens United and the Battle for Free Speech in America

Analyzes the recent Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, surveys the relevant history of campaign finance laws in relation to the Court’s decision, and discusses the significance of the ruling for the future of free speech.

Government-Run Health Care vs. the Hippocratic Oath

Identifies and concretizes various ways in which government interference in health care precludes doctors from honoring their promise to use their best judgment in treating their patients.

The Virtue of Treating People Like Animals: Why Human Health Care Should Mirror Veterinary Health Care

Shows that although veterinary and human medicine are extremely similar in terms of quality of care, the freer market for the former makes it substantially more affordable and accessible than the latter.

The Practicality of Private Waterways

Shows how the establishment of private waterways, and the protection of property rights therein, would solve myriad pressing problems, from water pollution to depleting fish stocks to disputes about rights-of-way.

Norman Borlaug: The Man Who Taught People To Feed Themselves

Tells the story of a little-known scientist whose independence, innovations, and passion for his work spawned an agricultural revolution that saved hundreds of millions of people from starvation.

Making Life Meaningful: Living Purposefully

Identifies and concretizes the principles by means of which one can fill one’s life with meaning and joy.

Book Reviews

Review: Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Heike Larson reviews Infidel, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Review: Winning the Unwinnable War

Grant W. Jones reviews Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism, edited by Elan Journo.

Review: Why Are Jews Liberals? by Norman Podhoretz

Gideon Reich reviews Why Are Jews Liberals? by Norman Podhoretz.

Review: Capitalism Unbound, by Andrew Bernstein

Ari Armstrong reviews Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestable Moral Case for Individual Rights, by Andrew Bernstein.

Review: Essays on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

Daniel Wahl reviews Essays on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, edited by Robert Mayhew.

Review: The Sparrowhawk Series, by Edward Cline

Dina Schein Federman reviews The Sparrowhawk Series, by Edward Cline.

Review: Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall

Daniel Wahl reviews Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall.

Review: Your Inner Fish, by Neil Shubin

David H. Mirman reviews Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body, by Neil Shubin.

Review: Newton and the Counterfeiter, by Thomas Levenson

Daniel Wahl reviews Newton and the Counterfeiter: the Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist, by Thomas Levenson.