March 22, 2019

Rand’s heroes are so much better than the rest of us that merely coming in contact with their genius is fatal to lesser mortals. Read more

March 20, 2019

This should be proof that the white supremacist far-right needs to be treated as at least as great a threat as Islamist terrorism. Read more

March 18, 2019

By James A. Haught This is the third segment of a nine-part series on religious horrors, cruelties, atrocities and tragedies of all types. After killing Muslims in Crusades and Jews in massacres, Christians began killing fellow Christians who deviated from official dogma. One deviant group was the Cathari, or Albigenses, so named because they centered around Albi, France. In 1208, Pope Innocent III declared an “internal crusade” to exterminate Albigenses. An army of 20,000 captured the city of Beziers. When… Read more

March 15, 2019

Rand’s assertion that the vast majority of people will always hate and persecute Objectivist Heroes sits uneasily with her belief that it’s wrong to seek political power. Read more

March 13, 2019

The religious cults that intentionally starve their children’s minds are fiercely resisting secular oversight. Read more

March 11, 2019

By James A. Haught This is the second segment of a nine-part series on religious horrors, cruelties, atrocities and tragedies of all types. Many people think the Crusades were romantic quests by shining knights wearing crimson crosses – but they actually were a nightmare of slaughter, rape, looting and magic tales. After Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade in 1095 to wrest the Holy Land from infidels – declaring “Deus vult” (God wills it) – volunteer armies arose like… Read more

March 8, 2019

If pleasing the masses is wrong, what’s an Objectivist journalist supposed to do? Read more

March 6, 2019

Christian churches haven’t made their peace with LGBTQ equality, and they’re lashing out at a world that’s leaving them in the dust. Read more

March 4, 2019

By James A. Haught This is the opening segment of a nine-part series on religious horrors, cruelties, atrocities and tragedies of all types. Millions claim that religion causes believers to be kind and brotherly. But an ugly flipside exists, a beast lurking in shadows behind supernatural faith. Few people grasp the wide variety of evils once done, or still done, for religion. Human sacrifice. Jihad holy wars. Torturing and burning women as “witches.” Massacring religious minorities such as Jews, Anabaptists… Read more

March 1, 2019

There’s one character in The Fountainhead who learns, grows and wins a happy ending, even if Ayn Rand didn’t think that’s what she was writing. Read more

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