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 proposed third runway at Heathrow airport, cannabis legalisation and Ayn Rand's 1965 essay 'The Psycho-Epistemology of Art'. Special thanks goes to Theo van Oostrom for the permission to use his painting 'A Tribute to Atlas' as the header image for this page. You can find his work here: http://www.vanoostromfineart.com/ . … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #11: Heathrow runway, legalisation and ‘The Psycho-Epistemology of Art’
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.
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 Steve provides an update on the situation in Israel/Palestine. Then, Luke and Steve give analysis of new trends in the 'Intellectual Dark Web' and how the premises of the Anti-SJW's sometimes collides with those of the SJW's. Watch in the embedded video below, or subscribe 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
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