Leonard Peikoff

Dr. Leonard Peikoff, a philosopher, is Ayn Rand's legal and intellectual heir. He was a close associate of Ayn Rand for thirty years, and today is the preeminent spokesman for her philosophy of Objectivism. He is author of Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America, and The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out, (2012), that develops an hypothesis explaining the major trends in philosophy, literature, physics, education, and politics throughout Western history.

Why Christmas Should be More Commercial

Christmas in America is an exuberant display of human ingenuity, capitalist productivity, and the enjoyment of life. Yet all of these are castigated as "materialistic"; the real meaning of the holiday, we are told, is assorted Nativity tales and altruist injunctions...

Health Care Is Not A Right

So long as people believe that socialized medicine is a noble plan, there is no way to fight it.

Iraq: The Wrong War

President Clinton's air strike against Iraq is more than geographically misguided. Clinton is fighting the wrong country for the wrong reasons. Because he "doesn't want to take sides," Clinton has launched missiles and flown patrols well away from the battle area,...

Israel’s–and America’s–Fundamental Choice

Over the coming months, the Clinton Administration will pressure the Israeli government to moderate its "impractical" stand toward the Arab countries. But the only practical policy in the Middle East rests upon the very opposite of moderation: the courage to act on...

What to Do about Terrorism

Imagine the following situation: A roving homicidal maniac runs amok in your neighborhood, spraying bullets in all directions, killing your wife and wounding you. Frantically, you call the police. "This is terrible," they say. "We will take drastic new steps to...


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