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Thursday, October 18, 2007
• • Faith and reason: Friends or foes?
On the decision by Ashland College to deny tenure to Objectivist assistant professor Dr. John Lewis.
The problem with Dr. Lewis arose when they considered “[his] loyalty to and advocacy of Objectivism,” which surface in his writings published in The Objective Standard and The Intellectual Activist.
Friday, April 20, 2007
• •University mission statements: False promises or true commitments?
Administrators at UCLA [...] took evasive measures to prevent club L.O.G.I.C., the campus Objectivist Club, from holding their scheduled debate on immigration.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
• • •The nature of free speech: An interview with Dr. Onkar Ghate
Interview with the dean of the Objectivist Academic Center at the Ayn Rand Institute.
[Dr. Ghate:] To promote freedom of speech, students must understand its nature. In my estimation, this requires studying the works of Ayn Rand. She is the most penetrating and principled defender of individual rights.
Sunday, April 02, 2006
• •Self-censorship resurfaces on campus
The Ayn Rand Institute [...] launched "a campaign to bring the Danish cartoons to the widest possible audience--and to arrange a series of lectures to discuss the vital need to defend free speech." ARI has already participated in panel discussions at UCLA and Johns Hopkins University. LOGIC, the Objectivist group at UCLA, hosted a civilized discussion between four panelists that took place in front of an audience of approximately 180 people.
• •A businessman stands for principle and property rights: An interview with John Allison
Interview with the CEO of BB&T Bank, which has a new policy refusing to provide loans to developments involving use of eminent domain.
Two intellectual elements are necessary to stop eminent domain: a defense of property rights, and a defense of the need for moral and legal principles. The philosophy of Objectivism makes possible this dual defense. Intellectuals and businessmen influenced by Objectivism are taking up the cause.
Friday, January 20, 2006
• • •Objectivism in the culture: A man of science crusades against intelligent design
On Keith Lockitch, a junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute.
Drawing on his extensive background in both science (he holds a Ph.D. in physics and has taught courses on the history of science) and the philosophy of Objectivism (he is an instructor at the Objectivist Academic Center), he has published articles and lectured widely on the growing threat of intelligent design creationism.