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In the 3rd episode of our “Facts, Values, and Flourishing” video series, we look at some key implications of Ayn Ra… https://t.co/uq37Y8sxjk
8/23
2019
Here's the Fall Issue of TOS: “How I Avoided the Struggles of Most Young Gay People,”“John Locke: The Father of Lib… https://t.co/wscLi5qDBm
8/22
2019
Check out @TimothySandefur's latest gem: McCartan rose to the height of his profession—only to fall into obscurity… https://t.co/OP1ZRsERcK
8/19
2019
On this day in 1945, Korea was divided into North Korea and South Korea along the 38th parallel. 74 years later, br… https://t.co/sxf5z1Fmuu
8/17
2019
On this day in 1777, General John Stark’s fresh recruits made an improbable stand for their homes, their families,… https://t.co/V2OHbW1jtc
8/16
2019
In 2018, the first episode of “Facts, Values, and Flourishing” debuted. In it, we look at the seeming contradiction… https://t.co/V8zgirbSGv
8/15
2019
Leo Fender—born 110 years ago today—never learned to play the guitar. But his creations, including the Telecaster,… https://t.co/yjP36j2kvw
8/10
2019
On this day in 1945, “Little Boy,” the first atomic weapon ever to be deployed in warfare, was dropped on Hiroshima… https://t.co/KQuv4H2xfs
8/6
2019
Despite the nihilism of later Westerns, like 1969's The Wild Bunch, the great films that strove to reassert virtue… https://t.co/a0pSCM4VWZ
8/4
2019
Einstein realized that invention of nuclear weapons was likely a mere matter of time and that, when produced, such… https://t.co/zRNp50AFeRTOS-Con: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing starts next Wednesday! Join @AlexEpstein—@TimothySandefur—… https://t.co/n0lIgRZkOn
8/2
2019
I'll be speaking next weekend at @TheObjStd conference in Utah, about the Enlightenment at its enemies. Other speak… https://t.co/TUeccvLTIl
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8/1
2019
“[Most people] think that the job of an editor is to pick and choose among finished pieces of work which have been… https://t.co/fOewWa4fDA
7/28
2019
Though gay people may not realize it, “coming out” involves key aspects of rational egoism, the centerpiece of Ayn… https://t.co/sUvumy5t7P
7/27
2019
New frontiers typically have been explored and tamed, not by government entities but by entrepreneurs driven to inn… https://t.co/NABn5VCIPJMany advocates of free speech are unaware of its fundamental importance. Speaking is not only essential to the tran… https://t.co/YmO9PSOFLk
7/26
2019
TOS-Con 2019 is in just two weeks! Time is running out to register for the most life-enhancing conference of the ye… https://t.co/X4qf7oBO4j
7/24
2019
We’ve heard a lot lately about people’s “right to protest.” But does such a right even exist? Clearly, no “right to… https://t.co/cU9iDgzsIv
7/22
2019
At a speech before the Association de la Critique, Rostand (author of Cyrano) drank a toast to both his supporters… https://t.co/PbGR8UVYDl
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7/21
2019
Today, July 20, is the anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon. The success of the Apollo space p… https://t.co/iHmnnbeEGdThis week, at @TheObjStd, I take a look at a new book on the incomparable Zora Neale Hurston. https://t.co/rMdw9m1CpS
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7/20
2019
Zora Neale Hurston’s novels told the stories of resolute, unconquered spirits who refuse to be victims, and thereby… https://t.co/jqD5XdpOMWToday is John D. Rockefeller’s birthday. If you don’t know why it’s an event worth celebrating, check out Alex Epst… https://t.co/iBAR14vOiW
7/18
2019
Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Canaveral. Although mankind has made huge advances in the decad… https://t.co/48OWq44tcW
7/16
2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets what most of her more seasoned opponents don’t understand or choose to evade: that mo… https://t.co/ahCWlpRqvX
7/15
2019
@objectivism101 We published that poem in a separate collection. See here—and enjoy! https://t.co/A7t0buoOo8
7/14
2019
The Affordable Care Act was—ostensibly—an attempt to lower health-care costs. In reality, it more than doubled insu… https://t.co/xwFeM7Wzq6
7/13
2019
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself whe… https://t.co/xZnhvb8IPd
7/11
2019
On July 9, 1941, the Bletchley Park code breakers cracked the Enigma codes that Germany had been using to conduct g… https://t.co/8UYUHHuvMf
7/9
2019
Held in the beautiful Park City, Utah this year. And if that's not enough, @CordairGallery will be there! https://t.co/LgZQC5Du3D
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7/8
2019
More misrepresentations of #Objectivism and smearing of #AynRand today—this time via @truthout, @DanielFalcone7 &… https://t.co/qMHwcuOdlCDon't forget, #TOSCon2019 is just 1 month away! If you’ve not yet registered for this life-enhancing conference, r… https://t.co/Tw4E5x6fas
7/7
2019
On this day in 1785, Congress authorized the issuance of the U.S. dollar that we use today, but it’s much weaker th… https://t.co/RHuokJRY5T
7/6
2019
@TheObjStd It’s impressive in real life. My son’s jaw literally dropped upon seeing it for the first time. “Brave”… https://t.co/Ia3YldWiza
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7/5
2019
Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware is “certainly a meritorious & magnificent work of art, and forcib… https://t.co/tsSOqHhto7
7/4
2019
The moral ideal is a society in which government protects the rights of all citizens and violates the rights of non… https://t.co/qgZ2LNNnZm
7/3
2019
This week marks the 150th anniversary of 2 pivotal Union victories during the American Civil War. What were the Co… https://t.co/aNSeTNkyqk
7/2
2019
Below are ~70 winners of scholarships to TOS-Con 2019: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing (… https://t.co/jsdJdAdWiDRead this thread by @TimothySandefur about the America he loves. It'll warm your soul and put you in the mood for I… https://t.co/1XVPQ4IeEA
7/1
2019
Another great piece by @CraigBiddle in the @TheObjStd. A thought provoking and impactful easy read that applies to… https://t.co/AnEa33V8lP
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6/30
2019
“It is personal action that preceded every major advancement in this country. This is the aspect of being American… https://t.co/BizJXTWGPJOf all of the political thinkers in human history, few—perhaps none—so effectively have combined a sophisticated un… https://t.co/FIGT0jGDM4
6/28
2019
Visit https://t.co/Ud1IYqzXQ6 for the full program or to register.Enjoying #OCON2019? Wishing you were there? Join us at TOS-Con 2019: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing! Spea… https://t.co/eSEyd28wQr
6/26
2019
“I am certain that there is nothing good, great or desirable which man can possess in this world, that does not com… https://t.co/jIlh7NoyCw
6/25
2019
OCON attendees age 18-29: Apply for a Friends of Ayn Rand scholarship to TOS-Con—in Park City, UT, Aug 7–10. Inclu… https://t.co/UlKwKoBCek
6/24
2019
Identity politics has taken over and consumed much of today’s political discourse—and it patently contradicts all o… https://t.co/oAU9biZJWcJust booked my flight for TOS-Con 2019 in Park City, UT, August 7-10—thanks to receiving a "Think, Thrive, Strive"… https://t.co/8nVF0C9SuP
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6/23
2019
On this day in 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the US Constitution, which thereby became the l… https://t.co/WnTtIsozQoHey @jockowillink, literature lover & purveyor of the good in struggle, sure hope you know Badger Clark's The Weste… https://t.co/RMVymSekNg
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6/21
2019
When people use this method and refuse to provide rational arguments in support of their claims, name the fallacy t… https://t.co/BFnBYrpOHMThe intelligence, passion for ideas, and interest in moral foundations demonstrated by #FEEcon speakers and attende… https://t.co/cMwhDqSb8I
6/20
2019
Ever wanted to attend a conference where talks are centered around philosophical ideas that are deeply relevant to… https://t.co/hpOanYTxkT
Retweeted by Objective StandardHappy Juneteenth! Here’s something I wrote about this holiday last year: https://t.co/IsZEyNn0vU
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6/19
2019
John White Alexander’s paintings demonstrated refined romanticism and a sense of benevolent, sunlit tranquility. [… https://t.co/ZP6AciECh2Today marks the 180th birthday of the little-known Auberon Herbert, one of history’s greatest spokesmen for individ… https://t.co/MfSbZolE5F
6/18
2019
Would you like to save 15% on your registration to TOS-Con 2019? Now is your chance! Register now and save $118 on… https://t.co/mOF2fi8nPTJoseph Warren—who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill 244 years ago today—was a heroic figure who embodied the spirit… https://t.co/AaMdrICLDM
6/17
2019
Given the rise of the illiberal “right” via Yoram Hazony, Sohrab Ahmari, First Things & other theocratic-leaning na… https://t.co/KsjMvUyB7HGiven the rise of the illiberal “right” via @yhazony, @SohrabAhmari, @firstthingsmag & other theocratic-leaning nat… https://t.co/VgkvdeI1BTOn June 15, 1215, a group of English noblemen said, “No”—no to unlimited monarchical power, no to confiscation of p… https://t.co/AFkoLRi93k
6/15
2019
If you’re at @feeonline FEEcon and between the ages of 18 and 29, come talk to us about getting a “Liberty and Pros… https://t.co/vWZ0TenSp0
6/14
2019
Art deco sought to reconcile industrial mass production with the fine arts in a way that was both inspirational and… https://t.co/rhBaXPTyM5How do you prepare your child for the rare but serious situation when an authority figure tells him to do something… https://t.co/9B7BA8AH5q
6/13
2019
@RepAOC’s basic motive for the proposals contained in the Green New Deal is not concern for the poor and helpless.… https://t.co/0xocQ49Euo
6/12
2019
Exactly. Similar to the point Ayn Rand makes about money in Atlas Shrugged. You can replace "money" w/ "technology"… https://t.co/1Hy3iYr1tK
Retweeted by Objective StandardLearned something I hadn't known when I wrote my article abt @JerryGOnline for @TheObjStd: the "blaster beam" Golds… https://t.co/5GH6zYTs1K
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6/11
2019
See also my sequence of posts on Harris: 1 https://t.co/ingEzfh2ye 2 https://t.co/nH5xU3i2Z1 3… https://t.co/7Q7rKyKeft
Retweeted by Objective StandardSam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and other secularists claim to be searching for a rational, fact-based… https://t.co/0NM5TnDj0G @SamHarrisOrg, @danieldennett, @RichardDawkins, and other secularists claim to be searching for a rational, fact-ba… https://t.co/zuKSYYaKloA few weeks ago, I enjoyed the great honor of presenting my upcoming lecture "The Life and Poetry of John Keats" to… https://t.co/ylKvSci9Ln
Retweeted by Objective StandardOn this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous “kite in a lightning storm” experiment. Here’s to this… https://t.co/7rNUQTvmrX
6/10
2019
From June 13-15, join @feeonline and hundreds of students, thought leaders, and industry professionals at the 3rd a… https://t.co/GbR6RXZYCj
6/6
2019
The “real challenge” of cinematic music, said Jerry Goldsmith, “is to write a score that works brilliantly in a fil… https://t.co/CHOzGZaLpn
6/5
2019
If you’re 18 to 29, you are eligible to apply for “Think, Strive, Thrive” scholarship to TOS-Con 2019: Philosophy f… https://t.co/Mn8qG8kiYqIf you’re interested in my book, The Conscience of the Constitution, don’t forget to check out the video of the pre… https://t.co/atmkaC8umR
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6/4
2019
Does the individual’s life belong to him—or does it belong to the group, the community, society, or the state? The… https://t.co/pqbu0Myd4l
6/2
2019
Very cool: @GeorgeWill cites @TimothySandefur's "The Conscience of the Constitution" as a book that represents his… https://t.co/GBa2CY7OA2
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6/1
2019
A human life is a life guided by the judgment of one's own mind. That's why slavery is evil. That's why socialism… https://t.co/49KxETwSzuEngage with @isaacmorehouse @TimothySandefur @MarkRPellegrino @lisakvandamme @AlexEpstein @CraigBiddle @taltsfany a… https://t.co/UBse02NL9QWith her impish humor, @AskDrRuth has brushed aside the inhibitions and superstitions of two generations of America… https://t.co/HQNpaBajcH
5/31
2019
Joan of Arc was burned at the stake on this day in 1431. Throughout her short life, she refused to live as a helple… https://t.co/6z9rmKS9tp
5/30
2019
On Memorial day, in addition to bowing our heads in remembrance of the countless men and women in the US Armed Forc… https://t.co/iy5kSAf4BF
5/27
2019
6/ On Memorial Day, rather than just bow our heads in silence, let’s also raise our heads and speak these vital tru… https://t.co/PDzcouZDXU5/ Free, rights-respecting, self-interested, rational men and nations go to war only when they are attacked or thre… https://t.co/tFtUBy2ljR4/ —in other words, insofar as men uphold reason as their guide in all political, social and personal matters (rati… https://t.co/DA9EVzbVMA3/ Insofar as men are free to think, produce, and trade with others voluntarily (capitalism)—and insofar as they re… https://t.co/YsENEUwitK2/ The causes of war are: Statism—Collectivism—Altruism—Religion The causes of peace are: Capitalism—Individualism—Egoism—Rationality1/ Many people in the US Armed Forces have died fighting in wars. Memorial Day is dedicated to honoring them. In ad… https://t.co/mtFPTtKjZF
5/26
2019
This month marks the 200th Anniversary of the death of Kamehameha I—& the start of one of the most interesting revo… https://t.co/SZX8M2Zoiv
Retweeted by Objective StandardOn this day in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opened for public use. More than 100,000 people arrived by train and boat… https://t.co/ntVDNIxsOD
5/24
2019
Theists such as @benshapiro @DrWilliamLCraig @RickWarren and @DennisPrager say that there can be no objective, mora… https://t.co/t9mETIpnKmEveryone knows his name. Few know what he did for their lives, or why. @TimothySandefur provides a fascinating wind… https://t.co/KY3umwN6hj“If we want to put public land to its most life-enhancing uses, we need to privatize it.” —Jon Hersey… https://t.co/BBOEwgs9HD
5/23
2019
“Every man has a natural right to the fruits of his own labor… no other person can rightfully deprive him of those… https://t.co/AIxkOfzZ0bHappy birthday to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who gifted the world with one of the greatest literary symbols of the rat… https://t.co/zwSOGaMLt4
5/22
2019

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