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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born this day in 1756, was not only a musical genius and prolific composer; he also founde… https://t.co/NYrCd8alKj
1/27
2020
This is fantastic. Among other things, bc the man's own collection of Frederick Douglass's Paper (that was its ti… https://t.co/kR28mSWYWd
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1/23
2020
Whereas a lot of modern fiction advocates moral relativism or champions the “antihero,” Geralt of Rivia (in Netflix… https://t.co/B984wzE1WN
1/22
2020
Robert Morris, born this day in 1734, championed self-interested free enterprise. After establishing his integrity… https://t.co/sAyML26Can
1/20
2020
We’ve announced some of the main-stage presentations and performances for TOS-Con 2020. Here’s the program so far.… https://t.co/riKYK3rgxw
1/19
2020
.@heymiller is right: it’s sad that Zora Neale Hurston is being smothered in the ridiculousness of contemporary rac… https://t.co/A6KlGdaEPc
Retweeted by Objective StandardHow does one reach young minds and inspire them to explore deeply and ascend the great heights of human achievement… https://t.co/urrCIVhFCHOn January 18, 1778, Captain James Cook, the greatest navigator and explorer of his age—perhaps of all time—discove… https://t.co/4l9XAMrfoJ
1/18
2020
Happy birthday, Benjamin Franklin! If you’re not familiar with Franklin’s life and accomplishments, then you’re mi… https://t.co/9viaVRzDWC
1/17
2020
The eleven- and twelve-year-old students in my sixth-grade class are today part of the much-troubled millennial gen… https://t.co/wp5kJUorfL
1/16
2020
Happy birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rather than brush aside the American ideals of “the inalienable rights… https://t.co/wN76RQDEEt
1/15
2020
Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s greatest statesmen, was born January 11, 1757. Although his achievements are t… https://t.co/0fy9BlGzLj
1/11
2020
On January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published the pamphlet Common Sense, which urged Americans to separat… https://t.co/h7Rd1yukSs
1/10
2020
On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs debuted the iPhone. What fueled his incredible achievements? At root, his philosophy… https://t.co/IkKCVDJKu6
1/9
2020
“I do not share the gloomy thought that Negroes in America are doomed to be stomped out,” wrote Zora Neale Hurston,… https://t.co/UB8Tw3irvc
1/7
2020
Born this day in 1811, Charles Sumner held that “that, according to the true spirit of our Constitution and the sen… https://t.co/tLuwbMSye4
1/6
2020
On January 5, 1895, French artillery officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason, stripped of his rank, and sen… https://t.co/8vi7rDCWQr
1/5
2020
Freedom of speech is the last leg of a free society, and Bosch Fawstin is on the front line, fighting for it while… https://t.co/7MZQHXmHd1
1/4
2020
At the start of the new year, you could look to gurus such as @DaleCarnegie @StephenMRCovey or @TimFerrissShow for… https://t.co/TIH8J9wubmHere's some spiritual fuel to help you achieve your ambitious New Year's goals: Eight Great Poems on Perseverance a… https://t.co/3vGYz7BnUo
1/3
2020
The new year is a good time to zero in on the nature and importance of purpose in good living, organize and priorit… https://t.co/ytK8rvg3QFWhether you aim to build an e-commerce giant or a piece of furniture, achieving goals requires using time wisely. O… https://t.co/3dDi4bTdyH
1/2
2020
This invaluable resource can help you flourish in 2020. https://t.co/Kny5USeathHappy New Year! For anyone wishing to improve his habits—big or small, in any area of life—James Clear’s Atomic Hab… https://t.co/9rNrgDJoYq
1/1
2019
Happy New Year’s! It’s the time of year when most people are setting ambitious goals. If you want some priceless ad… https://t.co/xV796t5mq4Want to make 2020 your best year yet? I invite you to attend the most life-enhancing conference of the year, TOS-Co… https://t.co/ckf9lAP6dEThe nearly forgotten father of modern medicine, Herman Boerhaave, was born this day in 1668. His birthday is anothe… https://t.co/IymJSAdhDo
12/31
2019
https://t.co/668PRjbPqNI absolutely love Christmas. If you’re looking for a non-religious, yet deeply meaningful reason to get in the holi… https://t.co/FSirEA6fbA
Retweeted by Objective StandardChristmas is a celebration of the good: rationality, creativity, commerce, benevolence, family, friendship, happine… https://t.co/54MhjJekV4
12/24
2019
More than 175 years after its publication, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens remains a staple of the Christmas s… https://t.co/s9nnXGC9Qx
12/23
2019
On December 22, 1864, General Sherman presented Savannah to President Lincoln after his infamous March to the Sea.… https://t.co/6Xb60Xszjk
12/22
2019
Need some last-minute Christmas gift ideas for the #AynRand fan on your list? Consider these » https://t.co/yEisPl668J
12/20
2019
December 16 marks that bright spot in American history when Boston patriots sent a clear message to the British Par… https://t.co/sNXjakhOSZ
12/16
2019
Many people seem to have accepted the idea that, even if you like your family and genuinely enjoy the holidays, som… https://t.co/X748mvE7svBorn this day 175 years ago, John H. Patterson was an industrialist who changed the way retail businesses handled m… https://t.co/ZbK0G1jIVX
12/13
2019
It’s certainly possible to have an enjoyable experience with wine prior to learning a lot about it—but as in the pu… https://t.co/9JUJJkP9MNIn a world where hyper-focus on specialization is leading to greater and greater compartmentalization, Range by… https://t.co/HxoM13ZwKK
12/8
2019
Why do Saudis seek to murder Americans? Because America is the land founded on individual rights and the separation… https://t.co/TjK094nTH2Stephen Hillenburg, the creative mind behind Spongebob Squarepants, left a legacy of youthful enthusiasm and exuber… https://t.co/Xq0XlYgrIhOn the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, let's remember not only the men who died, but also the lessons of th… https://t.co/YnepqBQ9Xz
12/7
2019
"Dorothy Fontana, who died this week at the age of eighty, is best known for her work as a writer for the original… https://t.co/qsnJKLv4t7
12/6
2019
Christmas is less than three weeks away. Here are some less-than-obvious gift suggestions that may appeal to fans o… https://t.co/ZEyoOxxSHh
12/5
2019
Burke celebrated "proud submission," "dignified obedience," "subordination of the heart” & “servitude.” Read his wo… https://t.co/Qq5HdRoUR4
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12/3
2019
"People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physical… https://t.co/ySLw6RWGSY
12/1
2019
"The jihad against the West persists only because the West has not chosen to end it. This is a moral atrocity." —Cr… https://t.co/ESNMEMtJ1HDisgusting collectivism. The fact that the govt forced other people to give me stuff doesn’t give the govt the ri… https://t.co/rVbRdvsmSW
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11/30
2019
Ex-Muslim Bosch Fawstin has received thousands of death threats from Muslims enraged by his drawings of Muhammad, a… https://t.co/i4LK9P1yErLet’s hope that future entries in the Star Wars universe follow Fallen Order’s example and once again give us good… https://t.co/rvxBdPZjU9
11/29
2019
John Keats’s life was cruelly short and marred by tragedy, unrequited love, and ill health. But his frail body held… https://t.co/kNRJHPmw6M
11/27
2019
Exemplars of Enlightenment thinking, Deborah Feldman, Yeonmi Park, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali escaped oppression in pursui… https://t.co/k78oZmZrnKOn the tiny island of Hong Kong, smaller than O’ahu, some 7.5 million people have built one of the world’s most pow… https://t.co/3YUrEfplGz
11/26
2019
On Andrew Carnegie’s birthday, it’s worth pausing to reflect on his tremendous achievements and the rich soul that… https://t.co/jBUZ5NyYduAs Americans stock up on french-fried onions and cranberry sauce, @SenSanders and @AOC announce the latest addition… https://t.co/CEDHuDJpTfHappy Evacuation Day! On November 25, 1783, the last remnant of British tyranny in the American colonies—its troops… https://t.co/evALGr1Yop
11/25
2019
When @Ayaan, @YeonmiParkNK, and @Deborah_Feldman sought the opportunity to apply their own minds to the problem of… https://t.co/VBZIUhPDSr
Retweeted by Objective StandardLiberty is the condition in which individuals deal with one another by persuasion and all interactions with other p… https://t.co/T8ylJp5zfn
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11/24
2019
@TheObjStd @SevcikPetr Srovnávat smrt Socratese, karikaturisty Kurta Westergaarda, režiséra Theo van Gogha a noviná… https://t.co/sHroDz6Ad6
Retweeted by Objective Standardhttps://t.co/P1HatBIFoD https://t.co/AXIdLDPRt1To limit free speech is to stifle the mind. To oppose free speech is to oppose human life. Protect free speech as… https://t.co/oAzTur8k0SWe should be so grateful that we have the privilege to disagree and think differently. The last thing I want in thi… https://t.co/v1xUHpLsWh
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11/23
2019
@TimothySandefur is spot on, as usual. https://t.co/eBkQvbPB5V
11/16
2019
Timothy Sandefur’s biographical portrait of the popular science icon Jacob Bronowski is the closest any of us now c… https://t.co/8YzyOKEIGY
11/14
2019
Doctor Sleep is one of the best horror films of the past thirty years, primarily because of its explicit and accura… https://t.co/1kqhdfPRSi @TheObjStd Jeez, the emotion after reading that..I'm just basking in the glow of a tremendously well written and pa… https://t.co/3SUDqLzaTR
Retweeted by Objective StandardI'm well read and understand the Objectivist theory of rights, but I read through this entire article anyway and fu… https://t.co/uryhvbcDdH
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11/13
2019
Imagine no left column. https://t.co/g8Sr5QScbZ https://t.co/9CPv9eJIDrTo all veterans who have defended Americans’ rights and liberties: Thank you... for thinking with respect to the lo… https://t.co/6bnjwvmbfsFolks, if you heard @GeorgeWill mention my book Conscience if the Constitution on @benshapiro’s show, you can get i… https://t.co/yilt80gGFW
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11/11
2019
The Prometheus Connection explains the history of how we got where we are today and teaches what we need to do to r… https://t.co/Fg48EeFPdvOne way to deepen one’s appreciation for the achievements of veterans is by glimpsing what the world might be like… https://t.co/HBHQHdEnri
11/10
2019
As has every iteration of Marxist collectivism, East German communism succeeded only at destroying human life. On N… https://t.co/dmI8GAJzpq
11/9
2019
Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as polls report the increasing popularity of socialism among young… https://t.co/OJmWq2VxSAEric Clapton once said that Stevie Ray Vaughan played guitar as though “it all just came straight from him, seeming… https://t.co/UOlezxUzga
11/8
2019
Don’t miss Andrew “The Education Guy” Bernstein’s Facebook Live broadcast today, beginning at roughly 3:30. He’ll b… https://t.co/Xy7KrswLWK
11/7
2019
@emilsgil I recommend @TheObjStd’s series on Education in a Free Society as a great place to start! https://t.co/W2WSAuNvWP @BullsBearsFBN
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11/6
2019
“What we need now to save the world is a rebirth of the principles of individualism.” —Ayn Rand https://t.co/myGKsRkhO3 @TimothySandefur It's all about altruism: https://t.co/3rr8I07RUZ
11/2
2019
This week is the 200th anniversary of one of the greatest—and little known—moments in history: the ‘ai noa of Hawai… https://t.co/cbK0duME5u
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11/1
2019
There are plenty of scary movies to fill up one’s Halloween playlist, but there’s nothing quite like Robert Eggers’… https://t.co/XyEpcEcJmvMany people tend to think of horror-themed movies, games, and holidays as inherently depressing, nihilistic, or poi… https://t.co/vmBh3nT5I1
10/31
2019
In my latest for @TheObjStd, I review Robert Eggers' new horror film, The Lighthouse https://t.co/lVLO8DrNQ6
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10/30
2019
Halloween is a holiday to make light of evil and to celebrate the good. But, given the inflatable ghosts on your ne… https://t.co/vMtjrAf92d
10/29
2019
Just in time for Halloween, “Ayn Rand’s Method for Slaying Monsters” is now available in Spanish at… https://t.co/PnwG0nU068
10/28
2019
Today is the anniversary of the first of 85 Federalist essays, which were authored by Alexander Hamilton, James Mad… https://t.co/va64rGtaXH
10/27
2019
A. E. Stallings witnesses every day the juxtaposition of ancient and modern, and her work combines the haunting bea… https://t.co/iPZBv831K8 @RosaTaggart Exactly: Government monopoly over education has increased cost and decreased quality. I highly recomme… https://t.co/eVOtolSvKR
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10/25
2019
In my latest for @TheObjStd I review @ae_stallings delightful new translation of the ancient Greek mini-epic, "The… https://t.co/IfIi9FxJc9
Retweeted by Objective StandardBroadcasting live on Facebook from rainy New York City, Andrew “The Education Guy” Bernstein launched a campaign to… https://t.co/O1SuGt99Oi.@Ewarren is half-right: America’s middle class IS disappearing—but, it's because Americans are moving into higher … https://t.co/Ga67dZWsDP
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10/24
2019
In episode 8 of the Human Flourishing Project, Alex Epstein discusses a technique for increasing “relaxed productiv… https://t.co/PPVRpZ51Qy
10/23
2019
Tonight at 7 pm MT, Alex Epstein will debate Robert Kennedy Jr. on the question “Should the world radically restric… https://t.co/KnZC0JW1Kr
10/21
2019
"Proof of work" on the job market? Instead of trusting third-party credentials (grades, degrees, etc.), be your ow… https://t.co/e9Hw6huKzq
Retweeted by Objective StandardIn episode 6 of #TheHumanFlourishingProject, @AlexEpstein shares “one of the most powerful explanation techniques I… https://t.co/uFBkqw4vbM
10/18
2019
In this excellent video, @TimothySandefur tells the story of the great American hero Frederick Douglass, one of his… https://t.co/B92wB9c9lH
10/17
2019

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