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Prayer and Healing: The Power of Faith is Making Big News

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Herbert Benson, M.D., is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and author of the best-selling book Timeless Healing: The Power and...

Is Objectivism merely a disguised materialism?

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Objectivist philosophers may take me to task for claiming that Objectivism appears to be simply another form of philosophical Materialism. Dr....

For Students of Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism – Dr. Dolhenty recommends

For those interested in Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism, I recommend the following resources. Defending the Minimalist State Classical Liberalism: The Unvanquished Ideal Entering the lists of a...

For Students of Natural Law Theory – Dr. Dolhenty recommends

For those interested in a comprehensive study of Natural Law Theory, I recommend the following resources. From one of the best known classical realists... Natural Law:...

Students of Classical Realism – Books Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty Recommends

I have been asked many times what books I would consider recommended reading for beginning students of Classical Realism if they had limited funds...

Suffrage to Suffering: Women Empowered Democrats in the Midterms

BY SELWYN DUKE Well, ladies, you did it again. No, not all of you. But here’s the reality: If only men had voted this election,...

The Two “Fatal Flaws Lurking in American Leftist Politics”

A humble attempt to help Jordan Peterson with his challenge IZZY KALMAN, RESILIANCE TO BULLYING Dear Prof. Peterson: I have had the pleasure of following you prior...

Why Should Whites Be Happy About Becoming a Minority?

BY SELWYN DUKE White people are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority, goes the premise of a new AP history textbook —...

What Form of Government Do We Have Anyway?

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. I remember some years ago when a certain group of political activists used to go around promoting the idea that "America is...

Who is God?

BY RICKY VALADEZ Throughout the ages philosophers, scientists, and most of the great thinkers have contemplated this question.  Many of greatest truth seekers have succeeded...

Capitalist technology sustained the failed economic experiment of Soviet Communism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Despite the central role played by State controlled central banks and financial institutions in bringing about the conditions which led to...

Constitutional Democracy Doesn’t Debase, It Dignifies

BY LEWIS WAHA It didn’t take long after Mitt Romney announced his U.S. Senate bid for new digs at his personality to surface. As one critique...

Parkland Kids: The Return of the Grieving Activist

BY SELWYN DUKE According to many gun-control advocates, 18-year-olds are too immature to handle guns — but are mature enough to advise us on gun...

The Meteoric Rise of Professor Jordan Peterson

BY IZZY KALMAN We often hear people say they wish they had the fortune to purchase Microsoft or Apple or Amazon before those companies began...

Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

BY SELWYN DUKE We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole...

Truth on DACA: We’ve Already Granted Amnesty to These Illegals

BY SELWYN DUKE In our through-the-looking-glass world, we so often view matters backwards without even realizing it. Take DACA (actually, leave it), where even many...

The Decline and Fall of American Nationhood

BY SELWYN DUKE It’s a sad fact of man’s nature that we tend to operate based on emotion more than reason. This comes to mind...

Misandry Rises: In Defense of Men

BY SELWYN DUKE “Don’t vote for men!” is the message of a recent campaign ad.  Issued by Dana Nessel, Democratic attorney general contender in Michigan,...

We Can Thank a Flawed Jury System for the Steinle Verdict

BY SELWYN DUKE Much has been said about the acquittal of felonious invader Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the killer of young Kate Steinle, who died...

Atheism and the Texas Church Shooter

BY SELWYN DUKE “If God does not exist, everything is permitted,” wrote Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Brothers Karamazov. Mentioning this in association with Devin Patrick...

California makes MIND-BLOWING ruling on gender

BY ALLEN WEST Policy decisions are made that seem innocuous on the surface. However, when one carefully analyzes the policy, it can determine a far...

Benjamin Constant, Eloquent Defender of Freedom

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE Today is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Constant, a prominent French liberal in the postrevolutionary era, whom Isaiah Berlin called “the most...

The Un-American United Nations

BY STEVE FARRELL Author's introductory note: This essay was originally published in August of 1999 (and then updated in Sept. 2000 as an alert to...

Why Therapy Failed Elliot Rodger

Izzy Kalman Resiliance to Bullying Therapists are not trained to teach clients how to stop being bullied/rejected. The recent horrific murder rampage by Elliot Rodger in Santa...

A Mini-Course in The Course of Philosophy After Aristotle

  These mini-courses study the growth of philosophy after its emergence in the early Greek Schools, and traces the development of philosophic thought from Socrates...

A Mini-Course in The Philosophy of Aristotle

These mini-courses study the growth of philosophy after its emergence in the early Greek Schools, and traces the development of philosophic thought from Socrates...

Introduction: What is Philosophy and Why is it Important?

1. The Name Philosophy The word philosophy is a combination of two Greek nouns, philia which means "love" or "friendship," and sophia which means "wisdom."...

Adler on Justice

The domain of justice is divided into two main spheres of interest. One is concerned with the justice of the individual in relation to...

Adler on Law

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The word "law" in the vocabulary of religious Jews, Christians, and Muslims means the divinely ordained law of the Ten...

Mortimer J Adler – The Great Ideas

From Firing Line, philosopher Mortimer Adler discusses the pursuit of knowledge with William F. Buckley Jr. http://www.LibertyPen.com