Kevin was a high school student returning to one of his middle school teachers for tutoring in biology. His assignment required that he memorize the process by which protein is synthesized: “‘Messenger RNA is synthesized by complementary base pairing with deoxyribonucleotides to match a portion
How does an artist apply Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism to his life and work? How do you handle the challenges posed by working in an industry whose figureheads are largely hostile to reason, romanticism, and capitalism?
In STRIVE’s latest Mentoring Q&A session, filmmaker Michael Paxton,
In a recent piece for The Asheboro Courier-Tribune, College of Charleston student, KimberMarie Faircloth asks the question: “What is truth?” In a move that is no longer surprising in the so-called post-truth world we inhabit, Faircloth declares truth to be subjective: “Your truth is not
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
The Undercurrent is happy to feature this guest post by author Aengus Song.
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
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.