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OCON 2023: The Pre-Game Show

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo is joined by four of the Ayn Rand Institute’s fellows to preview talks they will be giving at our upcoming Objectivist Summer Conference 2023.

Among the topics covered:

  • Sam Weaver previews his talk, “The Reading Wars Today,” which addresses the destructive opposition to teaching children to read using phonics, and explains why Ayn Rand described phonics as the ‘conceptual’ method of learning to read;
  • Dan Schwartz previews his talk, “The Galileo Affair,” which will fight back against a recent trend in academia that blames Galileo for his famous clash with the Church;
  • Nikos Sotirakopoulos previews his talk, “The Left’s Long War on Israel,” which will explain the Left’s longstanding opposition to Israel, and why this opposition follows from their collectivistic, anti-achievement ideology;
  • Agustina Vergara Cid previews her talk, “The Immorality of the U.S. Immigration System.” Agustina will share real-life stories of hardworking immigrants trying to work in the US, revealing that the US immigration system is much more unjust than most of us think;
  • Question period.

Virtual passes to OCON 2023 can be purchased here until July 1.

This episode was recorded on June 21, 2023. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here.

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