For an age arrested by an oppressor versus victim binary, the new sacrality is resistance itself. The tyrant above, real in some ways and imagined in others, has become the scapegoat and a means to fill the gap left in the relatively empty post-modern soul. The barometer of virtue, then, is no longer constituted by … Continue reading Lost property of the soul
In this video, Luke interviews Dr. Ashley Frawley, author of 'Semiotics of Happiness: rhetorical beginnings of a public problem'. They discuss, amongst other topics, happiness, Marx and progress. Pre-order Dr. Frawley's upcoming book, 'Significant Emotions: Rhetoric and Social Problems in a Vulnerable Age' on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Significant-... Dr. Frawley on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshleyAFrawley Check out the interview … Continue reading Happiness, Marx and progress with Dr. Ashley Frawley
It has been the object of debate for centuries, it has been the subject of philosophical tomes for that time too and it is an essential driving component of political systems. A use, or misuse, of the term has played a major part in telling history; and will play a major part in mapping the … Continue reading Rights have been embezzled
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 Brexit crunch time and offers an introductory conversation on defending normative ethics. Please note that this episode was recorded on Sunday 8th, and therefore omits the recent cabinet resignations; exciting as they were!Watch in the module below, on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts!
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.
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: