Never-Before-Seen Ayn Rand Commentary on Politics | New Ideal

The just-published A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand presents Rand’s little-known 1946 essay “Textbook of Americanism” and never-before-seen commentary on issues in political philosophy. Building on Rand’s philosophic thought, the book also features new essays from Objectivist scholars and writers exploring further aspects of the actual nature of Americanism.

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What We’re Reading: Googling It Does Not Make You an Expert | New Ideal

Tom Nichols is right to warn us about “the death of expertise.” What he means is not that there are fewer genuine experts, nor that they sometimes get things wrong. Rather, he argues that there’s diminished recognition for the idea of expertise — especially, scientific and intellectual expertise — in the culture.

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