individualism





Celebrating Civil War Victories and Individualism

July 2, 2013

This week marks the 150th anniversary of two pivotal Union victories during the American Civil War: Gettysburg and Vicksburg. The Battle of Gettysburg is widely known. Sparked by Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s invasion of northern territory, where he hoped to put the Union on the defensive, the three-day clash. . . Continue »


GOP Should Reject Ann Coulter’s Collectivist Approach to Immigration Reform and Embrace Individualism

March 26, 2013

Lately, many Republicans have become sympathetic to the idea of giving legal status to illegal immigrants. But not Ann Coulter. She labels all such plans “amnesty” and harangues Republicans who support it. Amnesty, in this context, means relieving current undocumented aliens of the legal penalties associated with breaking immigration laws,. . . Continue »




The Trinity of Liberty: Individualism, Individual Rights, and Independent Thinking

September 23, 2012

Here’s a speech I gave at Universidad Francisco Marroquín earlier this month. Check it out via YouTube, or download the mp3 file. Enjoy! https://youtube.com/watch?v=6RbDooJ81lw Like this post? Join our mailing list to receive our weekly digest. And for in-depth commentary from an Objectivist perspective, subscribe to our quarterly journal, The. . . Continue »


Rice and Republicans Condemn Politics of Envy

September 1, 2012

At the Republican convention, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and others, directly challenged President Obama’s infamous “You didn’t build that” speech. Rice was particularly eloquent: [T]he essence of America, what really unites us, is not nationality or ethnicity or religion. It is an idea. And what an idea it. . . Continue »