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Different sectors of our culture, usually divided over matters political, are curiously united in their opposition to something called "materialism." The secular left decries business and commerce as "crass" and "alienating," bemoaning the relentless acquisition of gas-guzzling SUVs and cookie-cutter suburban homes. Not to be outdone,

The Undercurrent is pleased to announce its second Blogger Contest, which invites bloggers to write an article for the newsletter. The winner's article will be published in Issue 3, both in the print and the online edition?along with the name and URL of the winner's

Here at HQ we're up to all kinds of mischief: fund-raising, creating policies, refining the editing process, preparing for the next academic year, and generally entrenching ourselves and solidifying the identity of the paper. Partly because of all of this, and partly because it's harder

Despite fierce competition with finals, over 9,500 copies of issue 2 of TU are shipping to twelve cities across eleven states. It will be distributed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Tufts University, New York University, Sarah Lawrence College, St. John's College, the University of

Dan Norton writes in: The application deadline for admission to the 2005-06 academic year at the Objectivist Academic Center, a department of the Ayn Rand Institute, is April 18, 2005. Please visit aynrand.org/academic for more information about the OAC. The application form is available at: aynrand.org/education_academic_uapp.

In February I was contacted by a few students who wanted to put together an Objectivist publication aimed at college students. 2 months, 15 pounds of coffee, 3 hours of sleep, and 4 bottles of Macallan later, we produced the first issue. 8,000 copies of issue