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Glad to be guest blogging

Thanks for the opportunity to guest blog for you, Allison. I’ll try to do you right!

One thing we’ve been discussing is what we can expect from Putin. He has arrested capitalists, stifled democracy, economically threatened neighbors to influence their policies & elections, had many critics turn up dead, supported our main enemies on some […]

Guest Bloggers

I have been too consumed with projects and personal issues to blog these past few weeks, and I need a little more time off from world news. But, I’m happy to report that two good friends of mine — Scott and Anne — have agreed to guest blog for me in the interim.

They also […]

Update on Atlas Shrugged, the Movie

I was excited to see this article by Robert Bidnatto posted at Atlas Sphere, which discusses the latest developments for the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged.

Vadim Perelman is the director, and, like Rand, he is from Russia. I haven’t seen his film, House of Sand and Fog, but I’ve heard […]

Sam Harris Says Reject “Atheist” Label

Sam Harris recently gave a lecture at an “atheist” conference where he shocked his audience by telling them their use of the label “atheist” is a huge mistake — “a mistake of some consequence,” to be exact.

To understand the magnitude of his “seditious proposal,” you have to know that Harris is considered one of […]

Avi Lewis Interviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Avi Lewis’ interview of Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an excellent example of the fundamental differences between thinkers on the Left versus the Right. It’s also an excellent example of Hirsi Ali’s intellectual prowess.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a genius. I know she would probably deny that claim, but anyone who can rise out of one […]

Ayn Rand and Secular Morality

Here’s a short and sweet article on Ayn Rand in Forbes online. (hat tip: Rick Gaber) I think the authors are right that the time is ripe for a truly secular morality — a morality that celebrates this life, however fleeting.

Phil Donahue once questioned Ayn Rand about her atheism. At the time, she was […]