Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Objectivist Round Up #72

Welcome to the November 26, 2008 edition of the Objectivist Round Up! This blog carnival features insight and analyses written by blog authors who are animated by Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. According to Ayn Rand:

My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.

"About the Author," Atlas Shrugged, Appendix.

Here we go!

Myrhaf presents How Socialism Comes to America posted at Myrhaf.

Rachel presents Rest in Triumph posted at Brass in Pocket, saying, "What tribute can we give our honored dead?"

C. August presents Drumbeat of Nationalized Healthcare Growing Louder posted at Titanic Deck Chairs, saying, "A brief discussion of one of the more likely Obama health care plans."

Gideon Reich presents Should we save the Republicans from the religious? posted at Armchair Intellectual, saying, "Is taking religion out of the Republican party the only long term option we have. I think maybe not."

Paul Hsieh presents FROG Media Output: Fall 2008 posted at NoodleFood, saying, "At the OCON 2008, Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate issued a rousing call to Objectivists to engage in intellectual and cultural activism at the conclusion of their superb lecture series, "Cultural Movements: Creating Change".

Here's how members of the Front Range Objectivism Group (FROG) here in Colorado have responded to their challenge." Very inspiring!

K. M. presents Worldviews and the world posted at Applying philosophy to life, saying, "On what pure socialism looks like, and why the word should not be used lightly."

Adam Reed presents Wedge Strategy, Part II: Variants posted at Born to Identify, saying, "Given that the wedge strategy is the only strategy available to the Christianist side, what about contexts where there is no actual wedge of overlap between the Christianists' goals and the principles of their opposition? In such contexts, the Christianists can only resort to wedge strategy variants that create the false appearance that a wedge does exist...."

Diana Hsieh presents How Free Is Speech? posted at NoodleFood, saying, "William E. Perry asks whether speech is really free in America today."

Kristina Saraka presents Hope Your Medical Emergency Can Wait posted at The Undercurrent, saying, "Due to the worsening problems with Canadian single-payer health care, many Canadians are forced to flee across the border to the U.S. to get medical treatment. Where will Canadians - and Americans - go if the United States further socializes its healthcare system?"

Valda Redfern presents Here's hoping posted at Valzhalla, saying, "Hoping for something or other (what, exactly?) is the order of the day; but this post gets specific."

Michael Labeit presents On How I Loathe Michael Parenti posted at Philosophical Mortician, saying, "This is the article that I will forward my professor to be published in my school newspaper, The Spirit (no copyright problems I assure you). My acid contempt for Michael Parenti as well as for those crackhead professors who use his text in political science class is simply too profound for me to keep my mouth shut."

Gus Van Horn presents Where will this come from? posted at Gus Van Horn, saying, "The cost of the bailout, in dollar terms alone, is already truly staggering."

Darren Cauthon presents Objecting to Objectivism - The King?s Rational Self-Interest? posted at Darren Cauthon, saying, "I caught a cable-access show this weekend in which two atheists leveled some unsubstantiated attacks against Objectivism, and this is part of my response. Happy Thanksgiving!"

And Happy Thanksgiving from me, too! Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Objectivist Round Up using our carnival submission form.

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