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To Study or Not To Study

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To Study or Not To Study

The false alternative between achieving academic goals and having fun Each September, students arrive on college campuses and prepare for the academic challenges ahead. They arm themselves with lists, schedules, and planners as they seek out classes, bookstores, and financial aid offices. The air seems alive with a sense of energy as students begin the […]

Is America Still the Land of Opportunity?

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Is America Still the Land of Opportunity?

Writing in the New York Times, Thomas Friedman applauds a recent event honoring the finalists of Intel’s national science talent search, a contest that recognizes promising American high school science students. Friedman notes the high number of finalists of Chinese and Indian descent and reminds us that it’s our willingness to welcome immigrants that allows […]

To Judge or Not To Judge Mark Sanford

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To Judge or Not To Judge Mark Sanford

Writing for South Carolina’s Sun News, journalist Isaac Bailey offers us cutting commentary about how his State’s General Assembly recently failed to impeach governor Mark Sanford. Sanford has admitted to lying to his State, flaunting State travel laws, and engaging in a range of disgraceful behaviors to cover his tracks while engaged in an extra-marital […]

Toddlers–Selfish or Selfless?

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Toddlers–Selfish or Selfless?

Are children naturally altruistic? A recent study seems to suggest so: “When infants 18 months old see an unrelated adult whose hands are full and who needs assistance opening a door or picking up a dropped clothespin, they will immediately help” Michael Tomasello writes in “Why We Cooperate,” a book published in October. Dr. Tomasello’s […]

Obama’s Cynical View of Human Nature

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Obama’s Cynical View of Human Nature

President Obama has received praise from left and right for his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. Commentators applauded Obama’s recognition that force and war are sometimes necessary to secure peace. Obama openly states that evil exists in the world, and that force is sometimes the only way to eradicate that evil. “A nonviolent movement,” […]

Now Accepting Orders for May/June Issue

The Undercurrent is now welcoming orders for its upcoming issue. The issue will be mailed out at the end of April, and is intended for distribution from May through September. Text versions of the articles are now up, so please do preview the content.Orders can be placed by clicking the “distribute” link above.We will also […]

18,500 copies shipped to 25+ campuses!

The February issue has shipped! Students at over 25 college campuses will have an opportunity to learn about Ayn Rand’s ideas. 18,500 copies were ordered–TU’s 3rd highest order total ever!If you’re a student and TU is not distributed on your campus, click on the PDF link to the right to see what your fellow students […]

Calendar of Events Deadline Fast Approaching

The Undercurrent publishes a calendar of events in every issue. If your club or community group will be having weekly meetings or hosting an event related to Objectivism, we will publish that information for free.You may also simply list your club’s contact info. The deadline for listing events is this Wednesday (January 31st) by 5pm.

Help Promote Atlas: Distribute TU

The February issue of the Undercurrent is set to go to press!To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Atlas Shrugged, the issue will feature an article on what makes Atlas worth reading, in conjunction with an advertisement for ARI’s Atlas Essay Contest. The purpose of the Undercurrent is to promote Objectivism on college campuses. There is […]

Accepting Submissions for the February Issue

The Undercurrent is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue, to be published in late January. Interested writers are welcome to submit either preliminary topic outlines or completed first drafts. Preliminary topic outlines should be submitted as soon as possible. The deadline for completed first drafts is December 26th. (We strongly encourage early submissions.)Ray Girn,TU […]

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