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Justice in a Benevolent Universe

Question: According to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, the universe is benevolent and the good ultimately wins. Neither point seems to be clear or obvious in the absence of a benevolent God. What am I missing? (A regular feature of New Ideal. . .

Science without Philosophy Can’t Resolve Abortion Debate

There is a new push by prominent opponents of abortion to cloak their position in the mantle of science, and claim that anyone who defends abortion rights is a “science denier.” This push has been the impetus for an onslaught of legislation aimed at. . .

Free Chapter: Onkar Ghate “On American Political Philosophy”

More than seventy years ago, Ayn Rand started a writing project she called “Textbook of Americanism.” Her aim was to explain the vital principles needed to understand, appreciate and defend the American political achievement and the individualist. . .

Economics in Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy

In a previous New Ideal article, I explained how I came to write a chapter in editor Jonathan Hoenig’s A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand. My chapter contains answers to seven of the forty-one questions Ayn Rand thought needed. . .