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Have You Shrugged your Country Today?

A culture, like an individual, has a sense of life or, rather, the equivalent of a sense of life—an emotional atmosphere created by its dominant philosophy, by its view of man and of existence. This emotional atmosphere represents a culture’s dominant values and serves as the leitmotif of a given age, setting its trends and its style. [The Age of Envy, 1971]. Just as an individual’s sense of life can be better or worse than his conscious convictions, so can a nation’s. And just as an individual who has never translated his sense of life into conscious convictions is in terrible danger—no matter how good his subconscious values—so is a nation. This is the position of America today.
An outstanding article from C. Jeff Small!+

Ayn Rand on Socialism

Socialism is the doctrine that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that his life and his work do not belong to him, but belong to society, that the only justification of his existence is his service to society, and that society may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good.

From the Academy to Atlas Shrugged: An Appreciation

April 2, 2009 From the Academy to Atlas Shrugged: An Appreciation By noreply@blogger.com (Edward Cline) from The Rule of Reason,cross-posted by MetaBlog Were you alive in Aristotle‘s time, had attended his lectures at the Academy, and had read his works, as well, would you have grasped the importance of those works to your existence? Would […]

You really WANT communism? Try OpEd. Try Obama.

I posted this originally today as a comment, here slightly enhanced, to: http://web.archive.org/web/20081029164630/http://digg.com:80/2008_us_elections/November_4_2008_Will_Be_A_Day_Of_Reckoning? We have had quite enough of OpEd-type diatribe.  I am going to use the word communism here, but want readers to understand that Left, Liberal, Socialist, Fascist, Progressive, Communism are merely different straws on the broom.  One leads to another, never does […]

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