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The January 6 Hearings

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol has begun a series of public hearings, which have included previously unreleased footage of the rioters and testimony from White House officials. Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo analyze the philosophic significance of the attack, the investigation into it, and the cultural reactions. Recorded … Continue reading The January 6 Hearings

Jonah Goldberg, Ayn Rand and Conservative Religiosity

“I was seconds from turning my car keys into some sort of fist weapon and gouging out his Adam’s apple for the accusation,“ said Jonah Goldberg on his podcast. What low, unsavory, insulting accusation could have driven Goldberg, a leading conservative intellectual, to such violent indignation: Dishonesty? Theft? Murder? No, it was the merest suggestion that … Continue reading Jonah Goldberg, Ayn Rand and Conservative Religiosity

How Shale Revolutionized U.S. Energy: Interview with Nick Deiuliis

Decades ago, conventional wisdom held that the U.S. was about to run out of domestic oil and gas -- and doomed to be dependent on foreign countries for its supply. But since then something astonishing happened. Domestic output of oil in the US has increased dramatically, while net petroleum imports have plunged to the lowest … Continue reading How Shale Revolutionized U.S. Energy: Interview with Nick Deiuliis

The Anti-Industrial Crusade: A Special Earth Day Podcast Series

Imagine a newborn fringe movement preaching that what diminishes and undermines life must be embraced; that what makes human life safer, longer, richer must be renounced; and that however much you sacrifice, it is never enough. Imagine that this movement’s leaders crusade to transform the world — from our laws and economic system, down to … Continue reading The Anti-Industrial Crusade: A Special Earth Day Podcast Series

Navigating Schisms in the Objectivist Movement

Heated disputes, protracted conflicts, and outright schisms are common in intellectual movements—even in the positive, rational movements, such as Objectivism. In the just-published essay “Of Schisms, Public and Private,” Onkar Ghate and Harry Binswanger discuss why schisms occur within intellectual movements, and the principles that guide ARI in navigating them. Elan Journo interviews Drs. Ghate … Continue reading Navigating Schisms in the Objectivist Movement