Archive | October, 2012

It Usually Begins With “It Is a Sin to Write This”


I’ve written the introductions to Laissez Faire Books’ new e-book editions of Ayn Rand’s Anthem and Jerome Tuccille’s It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand.

The Anthem intro is online here, and the Tuccille intro should be available soon.

I’m sure someone somewhere, upon reading them, will ask why the Rand-lover who wrote the Anthem intro and the Rand-hater who wrote the Tuccille intro have the same name!


In related news, I’d assumed my monograph Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand was out of print (Amazon offers it for the un-tempting price of $200), but apparently the book is still being published by, and is available “upon inquiry” from, the Atlas Society at some almost reasonable price, although they do not advertise it in any way, either on their website or via Amazon; moreover, the book is also available as a free pdf on their website (here – in a somewhat cleaner copy than the ones currently floating around the internet), though again it’s not exactly announced with bugle and drum, and you’ll only come across it if you’re hunting for it.

The same applies to Neera Badhwar’s similarly themed Is Virtue Only a Means to Happiness?, likewise available in the same hidden easter-egg way (here).

The Atlas Society does it this way because … um … okay, this is a case where Verstehen hits a brick wall. But anyway, they’re available!

Report from Libertopia, Part 10

One of the interviews I did at Libertopia, this one with John Bush of RiseUpRadio, will be going out live tomorrow on KDRP, sometime between 7 and 10 a.m. Central. If, like me, you’re either in bed, at work, or in frantic transition from one to the other during that period, I imagine it’ll eventually be archived here. More info here.

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