Ominous Parallels

Author: Leonard Peikoff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101147559

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial "truth," the public good, doing one's duty—these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now prevalent in the United States. Here is a frightening look at where America may be heading, a clarion call for all who are concerned about preserving our right to individual freedom. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem

Author: Robert Mayhew

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739110317

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 337

View: 9651

The essays in this collection treat historical, literary, and philosophical topics related to Ayn Rand's Anthem, an anti-utopia fantasy set in the future. The first book-length study on Anthem, this collection covers subjects such as free will, political freedom, and the connection between freedom and individual thought and privacy.

Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1843710374

Category:

Page: 2698

View: 9254

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, anda large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectualsinvolved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, politicalscience, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in thelate nineteenth century.Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, abibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers arepresent, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers,including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern AmericanPhilosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be anindispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.

Ayn Rand Cult

Author: Jeff Walker

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 9768

Despised by the intellectual establishment, Ayn Rand continues to attract many thousands of devoted followers. Her "Objectivist" movement preaches an uncompromising hard line on politics, art, sex, and psychological health. Though much has been written about Rand, The Ayn Rand Cult is the first book to explain the true origin of her ideas and to show how they were shaped into a new, atheistic religion. Jeff Walker shatters many myths about Rand, exposing Objectivism as a classic cult, unusual because of its overt emphasis on self-interest, rationality, and atheism, but typical of cults in its guru-worship, thought control, trial and excommunication of deviants, and hostility to existing society.

Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity

When We Should Not Get Along

Author: J. Hill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137350318

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 1306

Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity is an attempt to provide criteria for when it is both morally necessary and politically expedient to break with civic harmony social cohesion in the name of a higher social justice.

For the Greater Good of All

Perspectives on Individualism, Society, and Leadership

Author: D. Forsyth,C. Hoyt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230116264

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 5368

This volume draws on disciplines as different as Psychology, Anthropology, History and Biology to explain when and why individuals act to promote their own self-interest and when they sacrifice their own outcomes so that others can benefit.

Verschwörung gegen Amerika

Roman

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446251316

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3576

Amerika 1940. Charles Lindbergh, Fliegerheld und Faschistenfreund, verbucht bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen einen erdrutschartigen Sieg über Franklin D. Roosevelt. Unter den amerikanischen Juden breiten sich Furcht und Schrecken aus – auch bei der Familie Roth in Newark. Aus der Sicht des 8-jährigen Philip schildert der Autor, was passiert wäre, wenn ...

The American Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 9791

Industrial Democracy in America

Ideological Origins of National Labor Relations Party

Author: Howard Dickman

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 445

View: 8008

Das ist bei uns nicht möglich

Roman

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841213731

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8900

Buzz Windrip, für seine Gegner ein „ungebildeter Lügner mit idiotischer Weltanschauung“ und ein gefährlicher Populist, will Präsidentschaftskandidat werden. Er gibt vor, sich für die kleinen Leute einzusetzen, und verspricht, „aus Amerika wieder ein stolzes Land zu machen“. Trotz völlig unglaubwürdiger Versprechen laufen ihm die Wähler zu, und er zieht ins Weiße Haus ein. Sogleich regiert er wie ein absolutistischer Herrscher, beschneidet die Freiheiten der Minderheiten, legt sich mit Mexiko an und lässt seine Kritiker rabiat verfolgen. Einer davon ist der liberale Zeitungsherausgeber Doremus Jessup, der sich nicht mundtot machen lassen will. Sinclair Lewis wusste durch seine Frau Dorothy Thompson, Auslandskorrespondentin in Berlin, über den Aufstieg der Nazis Bescheid. In den USA beobachtete er, wie die Populisten nach Wirtschaftskrise und Sozialreformen des New Deal immer weiter an Einfluss gewannen. Der radikale Senator Huey Long versuchte Präsident Roosevelt aus dem Amt zu drängen, bevor Long 1935 einem Attentat zum Opfer fiel. Lewis diente er als Vorbild für den fanatischen Verführer Buzz Windrip in seinem Roman. Lewis’ Roman aus dem Jahr 1935 führt einen Antihelden vor, der mit seinen Hetzreden die Begeisterung unzufriedener Wähler entfacht. Durch seine Lügen und eine Rhetorik des Populismus und der Ressentiments wird er Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten. Das klingt vertraut? 1935 in den USA ein aufsehenerregender Bestseller, heute wieder eine Sensation und aktuell wie selten zuvor. In der Übersetzung des bekannten Exilautors und Kleist-Preis-Trägers Hans Meisel – mit einem Nachwort von Jan Brandt. „Eine unheimliche Vorwegnahme der aktuellen Ereignisse.“ The Guardian. „Ein Populist im Weißen Haus? Literaturnobelpreisträger Sinclair Lewis hat es vor 80 Jahren durchgespielt.“ DIE ZEIT. „Sinclair Lewis ist wieder aktuell.“ der Freitag. „Ein Meister des absoluten Realismus." Bob Dylan.

In Defense of Advertising

Arguments from Reason, Ethical Egoism, and Laissez-faire Capitalism

Author: Jerry Kirkpatrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Advertising

Page: 168

View: 3049

This book is a theoretical defense of advertising, based on the philosophy of Ayn Rand and the economics of Ludwig von Mises. It argues that the proper foundations of advertising are reason, ethical egoism, and laissez-faire capitalism; its theme is that the so-called social and economic criticisms of advertising are false because they are based on a false philosophic and economic world view. Only an alternative world view can validly refute the charges and put forth a positive moral evaluation of advertising's role in human life. The author defends advertising precisely because it appeals to the rational self-interest of consumers for the rationally selfish, profit-making gain of the capitalists.

The "New Right" enlightenment

the spectre that haunts the Left : essays by young writers

Author: Arthur Seldon,John Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

View: 7188

The Stealing of America

Author: John W. Whitehead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

View: 4789

Argues that the federal government's support of atheistic secularism is responsible for the decline of the family, conflicts in education, the devaluation of human life, and the loss of traditional values

Locke in America

the moral philosophy of the founding era

Author: Jerome Huyler

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 7226

"An important work of historical scholarship and interpretation. It makes a genuine contribution to the ongoing debate about Locke, liberalism, and the nature of the American founding". -- American Political Science Review. "A nuanced, generally convincing study that sets Locke back at center stage and provides a valuable perspective on the intellectual discourse of the revolutionary era". -- Journal of American History.

Fuse

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

Page: N.A

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Ayn Rand

Author: Jeff Britting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 135

View: 5312