Derek Magill was a classics major who studied Latin in his free time. He went to school to learn about and discuss big ideas—not simply to find a job. Despite being a model liberal arts student, Magill ended up dropping out.
Magill explains that he dropped
Attendees of the 2017 Ayn Rand Student Conference are invited to participate in our fall semester writing competition. Competitors will write a short piece (800-1000) words reporting on one of the panels or speakers at the conference. Writers whose piece is complete and accepted for
Dr. Andrew Bernstein has taught Philosophy at numerous New York-area universities. In 2016-17, he taught Business Ethics at the American University in Bulgaria as a Visiting Professor. He is the author of The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic, and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire, and Objectivism
The #Resist movement is gaining steam on a simple narrative: Donald Trump’s election represents the triumph of bigotry. The man serves as an avatar for America’s worst tendencies: racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia. He blows dog whistles to the barbarism of the alt-right. It must be
Many today are worried that the liberal West is drifting further and further away from the Enlightenment ideals that historically have distinguished free societies from authoritarian societies. Under contemporary Western governments, people are granted wider personal liberties—such as sexual and intoxicatory liberties (the freedom to indulge
In 2005, Flemming Rose, then editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, published a series of cartoons that were critical of Islam. In response to the cartoons, a number of riots broke out across the Muslim world, embassies were attacked, and numerous individuals were killed. Ten
In the first half of 2017, TU has done some amazing things. We've written about the ever-popular topics of Donald Trump, fake news, and Islamic totalitarianism among other controversial topics. We've also redesigned our website and relaunched our internship program.
This last achievement is one that we're particularly happy about.
“Some people follow the news as if it were sports. They have a team that they want to root for, they join the team, and any time a cheerleader calls out a cheer, they join in.” This attitude is fine in sports where the outcome
We all interact with businesses as customers, as employees, and some of us as owners. And despite the variety—whether we’re talking about complex multi-nationals such as 3M or your friend’s food truck—all businesses have to answer a multitude of ethical questions. How should a company
Recently, several media outlets have made a connection between Ayn Rand and Donald Trump. They have made this link based on an interview in which Trump stated, “It [The Fountainhead] relates to business (and) beauty (and) life and inner emotions. That book relates to