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[Video] The Failure of the Homeland Defense: Lessons from History

During his March 9, 2015 radio show, Yaron Brook recommended a book by the late John David Lewis, Nothing Less than Victory. This book provides a historical look at how “aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led read more

How Times Have Changed

In looking through my 1914 Webster’s New International Dictionary, I came across this definition as a subhead under democratic:

Democratic party, one of the two great political parties in 1828 in the United States, succeeding the Antifederalists, or Republican, party, of which it had formed one wing under the name of the Democratic Republicans. It has advocated a strict construction of the Constitution, sharp limitations on the power of the federal government, and a broad read more

The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same

One of the great things about studying history, even somewhat casually, is that you begin to see that despite what pundits may want us to believe, there is not much happening that is truly new. We often make the mistake of looking at an event taking place today and thinking that it is unprecedented, and often troubling, without realizing that, while some of the concrete examples may be different, in principle it has all happened before.

We look at such events as the recent government investment read more

Podcast Roundup – October 7

Here are this week’s episodes from the Objectivism related podcasts I try to listen to.  They are all great sources of information and insight on applying objectivist principles to everyday life.

The Objectivism Seminar

  • Free Market Revolution: The Regulatory State and Its Victims (Part 2)

Philosophy in Action Radio with Dr. Diana Hsieh

  • Timothy Sandefur on Occupational Licensing Versus the Right to Earn a Living

Philosophy in Action with Dr. Diana Hsieh

  • Do corporations have rights?
  • Psychological egoism vs Ethical egoism
  • Dealing with a professor’s objectionable views
  • Deduction from Axioms

Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s Podcast – Episode 290

  • Part 1 of a debate between Dr. Peikoff and Yaron Brook on immigration.  Can hardly wait for part 2 next week.

I have also been listening to a variety of lectures available from the Ayn Rand estore. read more