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 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!
This week Luke is joined by Razi Ginzberg, Director of the Ayn Rand Centre - the UK's foremost entity in promoting Objectivism. The interview explores the origins and the work of the ARC. Also, Luke and Razi inevitably turn some attentions to Brexit and the state of the British political scene in 2018. [Intro and … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #3: with Razi Ginzberg, Director of the Ayn Rand Centre
Luke and Steve discuss the Count Dankula court-case, give an insight into the Objectivist Epistemology and discuss how the two are interlinked - how a rejection of reality itself is integral in society's main issues. Listen below, or on our Soundcloud site.
Luke is joined by Steve Bracken to discuss a multitude of topics in the first edition of our podcast, This Is John Galt Speaking. Feel free to listen below in the embedded module, or on Soundcloud:
N.B: the work below is intended to be given as an introductory talk to students of Philosophy and Politics. This work is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Ayn Rand Institute or similar organisations: I refer readers on also to their wide range of material . Happy reading! Ayn Rand was a Russian-born (1905) … Continue reading Introduction to the ideas of Ayn Rand: reason, self-interest and capitalism
Capitalism, above any other ideology, is one that promotes unlimited growth. It is also the most morally sound economic system in use today with its emphasis on freedom and its absence of force - even in its current mixed economy embodiment. Dr Yaron Brook, Chairman of the Board at the Ayn Rand Institute, presents many … Continue reading Capitalism is moral
The next few weeks see the centenary of the October Revolution (commonly referred to as Red October) which kick-started the 74-year existence of the Soviet Union – the rise and fall of a failed communist experiment. This seems a perfect moment to ask, despite an estimated 56-62 million ‘unnatural deaths’ in the USSR overall (34-49 … Continue reading Communism isn’t cool