Reading Time: 6 minutes By James A. Haught Many atheists also are progressive “social justice warriors” striving to make life better and more equal for everyone. They include Daylight Atheism contributor James Haught. Here’s a chapter from his 2016 book, Hurrah for Liberals. Free speech and free press mean the same thing: the right to voice any beliefs or […]
2000 years of disbelief: Abraham Lincoln
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the heart of nearly every American, a tender spot is held by Abraham Lincoln, the eloquent, tragic hero who suffered the torment of the nation’s worst cataclysm. Each schoolchild is taught about Lincoln’s birth in a log cabin, his setbacks in rural politics, his agony in the Civil War, his emancipation of the slaves, […]
The Fountainhead: A Faithful Adaptation
Reading Time: 6 minutes The Fountainhead bombed at the box office because of, not in spite of, Ayn Rand’s hand on the tiller.
The Fountainhead: Cutting Room Floor
Reading Time: 3 minutes How and why the film version of The Fountainhead compresses and changes the plot of the book.
The Fountainhead: Rubber Room
Reading Time: 6 minutes In this story, the bad guy wins.
The Fountainhead: Stop the Presses!
Reading Time: 5 minutes Ayn Rand’s startling endorsement of labor unions, and why she never learned the lesson taught by her own book.
The Fountainhead: Turn That Frown Upside Down
Reading Time: 5 minutes Happiness is a good thing – or is it?
The Fountainhead: Villain Rant
Reading Time: 6 minutes The classic monologue where the bad guy reveals his evil plan.
The Fountainhead: Yellow Journalism
Reading Time: 6 minutes How dare you accuse me of doing something I actually did!
The Fountainhead: Blockbusting
Reading Time: 5 minutes Ayn Rand is steadfastly uninterested in what happens to the people who were about to move into the housing project that her hero destroys.