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Welcome to the September 2, 2010 edition of the Objectivist Round-up! This is the 164th edition of a blog carnival
of posts written on any topic by authors who are Objectivists
, advocates of the philosophy of Ayn Rand
To learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism, I recommend reading her two most famous novels, Atlas Shrugged
and The Fountainhead
, or any of her non-fiction anthologies
. The Ayn Rand Institute
is also a great resource. For just a taste of who Ayn Rand was, here's one of my favourite quotes of hers:
To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."
~Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Without further ado, here are this week's posts!
presents Feeling Competent
posted at The Playful Spirit
, saying, "In this post, I ponder a few ways to help foster feelings of competence in kids and how that helps them succeed when faced with challenges."
presents Dennis Prager, mystic activist
posted at The Main Event
, saying, "This post surveys Judaic conservative Dennis Prager's activism in its general characteristics. What motivates him? What forms of activism has he taken to disseminate his ideas? To whom is he speaking? What lessons has he learned from his experiences as an activist?"
presents Maggie Gallagher On Ayn Rand On Sex
posted at Trey Givens
, saying, "I really wish there had been more gay sex in Atlas Shrugged, but there's a reason there isn't. And that reason is also related to why people should be allowed to get gay married if they want."
presents Outlook: The Economy and Inflation
posted at Krazy Economy
, saying, "This update includes some ideas that may be helpful when you are reading or thinking about our economic (and political and social) situation. Keeping perspective is important."
presents Homeschool Plans
posted at Rational Jenn
, saying, "When I work with my kids to develop plans for our homeschool year, I have a chance to learn more about them and help them learn how to pursue their values in an organized way. Also, it's fun!"
Jenn Casey and Kelly Elmore
present Podcast #11: Money
posted at Cultivating the Virtues
, saying, "In this podcast we discuss ideas for dealing with a child experiencing feelings of jealousy, handling money/finance issues with kids, and how our relationships with other adults changed after we became parents. Thanks for listening, and we'd really appreciate your feedback and comments, or a review on iTunes!"
presents Gardening Update
posted at Reepicheep's Coracle
, saying, "This is an update on how my veggies and flowers are doing now and a peek at my plans for fall and the future."
presents Catholic Theocracy
posted at NoodleFood
, saying, "I've heard from fellow atheists that talk of theocracy in America is absurd. Is it? I think not, and here's why."
presents A Little Thing
posted at The Little Things
, saying, "A short story about grocery shopping, Beggin' Strips, and the benevolence of rational selfishness."
presents “Turning back to God,” through art
posted at Not PC
, saying, "Glenn Beck says America should “try the old turning back to God thing.” My regular nightly art post is used to illustrate the history of this proposition. It's not pretty."
presents Day 20: We've Turned a Corner
posted at Creatures of Prometheus
, saying, "The latest in my ongoing, frequent updates from my construction site in East Tennessee. I've uprooted my life in Los Angeles, and my 2 dogs, to live here for several weeks while my latest architectural creation is built. Lots of photos; check it out!"
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