By Steve BrackenMore and more across the Western world, people are being concerned about rising mental health issues and loneliness amongst young people. Luke has written several posts on suicide and suicide prevention already from his experiences, a topic adjacent to this one. Given that I also have some personal experience in this area, I … Continue reading On loneliness and alienation
Writing lazy language won’t prevent suicide wasn’t the start point and certainly wasn’t the end point of an exploration of why suicide prevention is stuck in a stasis; people kill themselves and they do it in high numbers. One can’t wish with suicide prevention in order to make it so; it would be impossible to categorically stop … Continue reading Suicide prevention: looking past convention
In this special episode of This Is John Galt Speaking, Luke interviews sociology and criminology professor Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos about his book 'The Rise of Lifestyle Activism, from New Left to Occupy'. The conversation includes an exploration of the ideological patterns of the old left and the new left, philosophical and political concepts and Dr … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #15: in conversation with Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos
In this episode Luke discusses the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un before giving a discussion on alcohol and drugs.
This week, Luke gives commentary on Ireland repealing its eighth amendment, the 70th birthday of the NHS, Trump's barmy tariffs and some Objectivist takes on friendships and relationships.
The French Revolution, philosophically unsteady at its conception, erupted into fascistic Terror on the 5th of September 1793. Four years into the revolution, a consistent level of compromise came to an ugly conclusion. The Terreur lasted until the death of Maximilien Robespierre on the 28th of July 1794. It became bona-fide on the 29th of … Continue reading 1793: France’s descent into Terror, carried forward by flawed philosophy
This weeks sees Luke and Steve discuss the core aims and successes of Leonard Peikoff's 1982 book 'The Ominous Parallels', giving a generalised review and commentary on the text. Listen in the YouTube module below, or on Apple Podcasts:
This week, Luke and Steve discuss developments in Korea and give some thoughts around the application of Ayn Rand's 1964 essay 'Is Atlas Shrugging?'. View in the YouTube module below, on YouTube or listen with Apple Podcasts. Subscribe here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/this-is-john-galt-speaking/id1378102900?mt=2 Cover image by Sean P Anderson @ Flickr.com: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seanpanderson/33459722052 .
This week Luke and Steve give some Objectivist takes on recent Twitter activity of Kanye West, discuss campus events and give a look to recent events regarding Syria. Listen on YouTube or in the module below: Image courtesy of Kenny Sun on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kennyysun/8121526140
This week Luke and Steve discuss the Mark Zuckerberg hearing before unpacking some ideas about the Objectivist ethics. Link and embedded video below - happy listening!