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#CapitalistAndProud Submission: Justin Kendall

At The Undercurrent, we recently launched the second iteration of #CapitalistAndProud, our national initiative rallying college students to write to their campus papers explaining why they support capitalism. We’ve committed to posting well-written submissions on the TU blog.  * * * The following is a letter to the editor from Justin Kendall, a second year […]

To Love Or Not To Love Literature

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To Love Or Not To Love Literature

This piece originally appeared in our Fall 2016 Magazine. In it, Celeste Hook, a freshman at Okanagan College in British Columbia compares the teaching methods of her Grade 7 Lit Class with that of her class in Grade 12, and how one helped her see fiction as inspirational and instructive, while the other left her […]

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Letter to the Editor: “A Student’s Right to Speak, Write, Listen, Challenge, and Learn”

TU reader Sam Goodman of Carleton University in Ottawa recently published this piece in her school’s newspaper. In it, she comments on free speech issues on college campuses at large, and the spirit of the University of Chicago’s latest acceptance letter penned by its Dean, John Ellison. TU is happy to provide a platform for […]

Taking Responsibility for Your Own Happiness: An Interview with Greg Salmieri

Dr. Greg Salmieri holds a fellowship in philosophy at the Anthem Foundation and currently teaches at Rutgers University. His published work focuses on Aristotle’s epistemology and ethics and Ayn Rand’s philosophy and novels. Of special note here, he is coeditor with the late Allan Gotthelf of the forthcoming Companion to Ayn Rand, the first volume […]

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Seize the Reins of Your Mind: An Interview with Onkar Ghate

Dr. Onkar Ghate is a senior fellow and the Chief Content Officer at the Ayn Rand Institute. He has written and lectured extensively on philosophy and serves as Dean for the Institute’s Objectivist Academic Center. Sydney Hoff and Jen Minjarez of STRIVE had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Ghate on his upcoming talk at the 2016 […]

Taking Responsibility for Your Happiness

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Taking Responsibility for Your Happiness

In anticipation for the Ayn Rand Student Conference this November, we tapped one of its speakers Gena Gorlin on the shoulder to share a sneak preview of her upcoming talk, which explores how students can think about and achieve long-term, personal happiness. *   *   * Before we begin, could you tell me a little bit […]

Today, Order The Undercurrent’s Fall 2016 Magazine

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Today, Order The Undercurrent’s Fall 2016 Magazine

  Dear Friend and Reader: Jon Glatfelter here, The Undercurrent‘s new Editor-In-Chief. It’s almost time to flip the calendar to November, which means the team is dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on TU’s Fall 2016 Magazine. I wanted to share the punchline with you now though. It’s titled The Technology of the Soul and features three interviews with creative […]

Defending Free Speech: An Interview with Steve Simpson

Defending Free Speech: An Interview with Steve Simpson

  Steve Simpson is the Director of Legal Studies at the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California. He writes and speaks for ARI on constitutional law, freedom of speech, campaign finance and other legal topics. The Undercurrent’s Contributing Editor, Jackson Cassidy, had the pleasure of sitting down with Steve recently to discuss his newly-released, co-authored book, Defending […]

Introducing the STRIVE Venture Fund

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Introducing the STRIVE Venture Fund

What if you could combine your creativity and passion for Objectivism to start a new entrepreneurial venture that engages fellow Objectivists and shares Rand’s ideas with those unacquainted? What would you produce to express the ideas that interest you? Finding new ways to engage with your ideas is both challenging and fulfilling. That’s exactly how […]

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Surging Prices, Surging Benefits: A Win-Win for All

Since it first launched its service in San Francisco in 2009, people have come to love the convenience of hailing an Uber. Two years after its introduction, Uber expanded to 7 cities. Now, it operates in 507 cities and 66 countries! Uber has become a part of many people’s everyday lives, helping applicants get to […]

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