Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers, Q&A #4

This is the fourth section of Q & A from the CATO Institute featuring Mark David Henderson. After speaking candidly about his new book, The Soul of Atlas, the author fielded several questions including this one on how to engage those with disparate world views. In particular, Michelle Marston from the Becket Fund for Religious […]

Where did your tax dollars go?

Ayn Rand was very clear on the role of government. Any discussion about how tax dollars are spent cannot be profitable without agreement about the rightful role of government. Christians have not been as single-minded on the function of government as Objectivists, more broadly described as “secular libertarians.” Ayn Rand said Since the protection of […]

Libertarian or a Rapper: Can you tell?

It’s an article from Mother Jones magazine, so of course it makes fun of Ayn Rand. Even if you’re an admirer of Rand’s philosophy (like me), it’s funny if you don’t take yourself too seriously. I have reprinted the questions in this quiz entitled, “Libertarian or Rapper?” (online here). The author displays the answers in […]

Is the progressive perspective on Ayn Rand legitimate?

In an episode of The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, the host interviews Michael Lind. Together, they characterize Ayn Rand as engaged in fiction and out of touch with reality. At one point, Michael Lind suggests that the traditional approach of writing non-fiction and Op Ed peices are not the most effective way to propagandize. […]

Evangelicals and the GOP: Couples Counseling, but no Lawyer

Michael Tomasky wrote an article for The Daily Beast entitled, “The Coming GOP-Evangelical Divorce.” Certainly, marital bliss can seem elusive when there are signs of discord, even apparent “irreconcilable differences.” Moreover (to stay with the analogy), I will concede that someone may be sleeping on the couch, but it’s too early to call the divorce […]

Mother Jones Quiz: “10 Ways to Distinguish a Libertarian from a Rapper”

It’s an article from Mother Jones magazine, so of course it makes fun of Rand. Even if you’re an admirer of Rand’s philosophy (like me), it’s funny if you don’t take yourself too seriously. I have reprinted the questions in quiz entitled, “Libertarian or Rapper?” The author displays the answers in the article (online here). […]

3 Practical Take-Aways from The Soul of Atlas

The uncovering of various government overreaches is indicative of the increasing control “Big Brother” progressivism wields over Americans. Conservatives and Libertarians must work together to stem the tide of this encroaching menace. (I picture those “ice tsunamis” recently shown in MN—huge piles of ice creeping up their lawns from the lake.) Precisely what we agree […]

Story and Inspiration from Atlas Shrugged, and The Soul of Atlas

The following quote comes from Robert McKee’s book entitled Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting. I am very impressed with his exposition of the screenwriting process, his endless movie illustrations, and the helpful way he goes about laying it out. I heard about him from Donald Miller (in his book A Million […]

Mother Jones Quiz "Libertarian or Rapper?"

It’s an article from Mother Jones magazine, so of course it makes fun of Rand. Even if you’re an admirer of Rand’s philosophy (like me), it’s funny if you don’t take yourself too seriously. I have reprinted the questions in quiz entitled, “Libertarian or Rapper?” (online here). The author displays the answers in the article. […]

Friday, October 12th

Atlas Shrugged Part II is coming this Friday, and in a big way. Much more coverage (900+ theaters) than Part I. I’m excited, even more excited than before last year’s opening. That’s remarkable ESPECIALLY because I have seen Part II twice already! ! !  The producers, Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro showed the film at […]