Writing is often viewed as an innate talent, not a learnable activity. A writer either has “the magic” or he doesn’t. Having taught nonfiction writing for more than fifteen years in the Ayn Rand Institute’s Objectivist. . .
It seems that every generation has its Shylock — a despised financier blamed for the economic problems of his day. A couple of decades ago it was Michael Milken and his “junk” bonds. Today it is the mortgage bankers. . .
Philosophy influences everyone, whether they know it or not. Ayn Rand made that point in a lecture called “Philosophy: Who Needs It.” To illustrate it, Rand traced the philosophic roots of several commonplace sayings. . .
What was the Enlightenment? According to a recent PragerU video featuring Israeli author Yoram Hazony, it was an era that ushered in two centuries of disaster — from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars to the. . .
According to a recent Gallup poll, 40 percent of Americans believe in creationism, agreeing most closely with the view that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000. . .
There’s a growing taboo in our society around the religion of Islam. Take an obvious contrasting example. The Book of Mormon, a musical that lampoons Mormonism, is a hugely successful, critically acclaimed Broadway. . .