Reflections on Trump’s Wall

Reflections on Trump’s Wall

They always failed. He had a lot to say on the subject. Here is a very pertinent quote from his book. Particularly ominous is the last paragraph: “When Constantine marched on Rome in 312, his opponent Maxentius did not rely on the walls but rather marched out to...

There Is No ‘Right’ to Healthcare

From VOICES for REASON: The late John David Lewis, a scholar and life-long champion of Ayn Rand’s ideas, has had an article posthumously published in a new medical ethics textbook. In the article, titled “There Is No ‘Right’ to Healthcare,” Dr. Lewis writes: The...

In Memoriam: John David Lewis, 1955-2012

It is with great sadness that the Ayn Rand Institute announces the death on January 3, 2012, of Dr. John David Lewis after an extended battle with cancer. At the time of his death, Dr. Lewis was visiting associate professor in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics...

Upcoming Events

Now that teaching is over for the summer, I can get back to reading, writing, and speaking. On the last note, here is what I will be up to for the next few weeks: May 13: Private lecture to the Leadership Program of the Rockies, “The Defense of American Rights:...

Reviews and Comments about “Nothing Less than Victory”

A number of publications have seen it fit to review, or to comment about Nothing Less than Victory. The Wall Street Journal noted my concern with how wars end, not only with the causes of wars (“Winning is the Only thing,” Wall Street Journal, Feb. 3,...

Some New Work

OK, I am winning the war on cancer! So I am now focused on getting some writing done. In addition to two courses at Duke and one at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I am trying to keep the ink flowing (or the electrons as it were). Here are some of my...

Audio Lecture: The Morality of Exchange in the Ancient World

On Friday, January 12, 2011 I gave a lecture for the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program at Duke University. “The Morality of Exchange in the Ancient World.” I thank Professor Michael Munger for his kind invitation. I especially thank the Thomas W....