Fall 2016 • Vol. 11, No. 3

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From the Editor, Fall 2016

Welcome to the Fall 2016 issue of The Objective Standard. In the midst of the nightmare known as the 2016 U.S. presidential race, I hope you’ll find this issue of the journal a welcome reprieve. Instead of focusing on political problems over which we have no control, the articles herein focus on fundamental ideas and causal connections by means of which we can make a difference—in our own lives, in the culture at large, and, ultimately, at the political level. These include: philosophic ideas that underlie and give rise to political realities, positive or negative; historic events and movements that led to cultural deterioration, and what we can do to change course for the better; and conceptual clarifications that can help us, and others, to fight the good fight and live the great life. First up is “Reclaiming Spirituality for Lovers of Life,” in which I discuss how religion and other false philosophies have corrupted people’s conceptions of spirituality, clarify the meaning of crucial terms in the field, and call for a general reclamation of such terminology insofar as it pertains to requirements of human flourishing. Next up is “The Greeks and America’s Founding Fathers,. . . Continue »

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