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Prelude to Commonwealth, II: On Climate Despair

Reading Time: 5 minutes Much will be lost, and it’s right to grieve for that loss, but giving in to despair is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The fight against climate change has a bigger prize than the preservation of what we already have; if we win, we can create a better world.

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Repost: The Perils of Scriptural Morality

Reading Time: 3 minutes [I’m taking a break from the blog to bond with and care for my new son. Please enjoy this classic post! I’ll check in periodically to answer comments.] I was cheered by a story I saw last week about about heroic activist groups working to end the barbaric custom of female “circumcision”, aka female genital […]

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Atlas Shrugged: L’Etat, C’Est Moi

Reading Time: 7 minutes Atlas Shrugged, part III, chapter II While Ragnar Danneskjold thinks of himself as a reverse Robin Hood, I think he’s more like the Objectivist Santa Claus. He comes down the chimney to give gold to all the good girls and boys of superlative individual value. He may not have a sleigh drawn by flying reindeer, […]

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Atlas Shrugged: Welcome to Atlantis

Reading Time: 6 minutes Atlas Shrugged, part III, chapter I And now, we embark on the third and final part of Atlas Shrugged. When we left off at the conclusion of Part II, it was on a cliffhanger: Dagny’s plane was spiraling down for a crash landing, plummeting into a mysterious valley that seemingly appeared out of nowhere. Part […]

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