The History channel’s series The Men Who Built America was off to a decent start until they got to Henry Clay Frick and the Homestead strike. More lies have been written about that strike than perhaps any other event in U.S. labor history, but instead of straightening the record, History adds some new lies of their own. Read more →
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand’s 1,168-page magnum opus, is a novel that — if one must read it at all — should be read twice, the first time when one is young and still more or less innocent and ignorant of the ways of the world, and the second time at least two decades later when … Read more Shrugging off Atlas Shrugged
What is it about Atlas Shrugged that makes it so popular? Why has Ayn Rand’s dense, hard-to-read, and way-too-long novel sold over seven million copies and inspired such a loyal, even fanatical following? I was asking myself these questions last week as I finished rereading the novel for the first time in 46 years. I … Read more Atlas Shrugged’s appeal
There’s hardly anything I like about the Left. Their economic views are naive in the extreme, their political views are statist, their attitude is elitist and arrogant, their books are boring, and, to be blunt — if politically incorrect — I don’t find their women very attractive. In short, they suck. But there’s one area … Read more Krista Branch: the Tea Party’s Bob Dylan?
I like thrillers, especially thrillers with conspiracy themes. When I read one, I usually do it in one sitting, taking a break only to go to the bathroom or fix myself another cup of coffee. It doesn’t matter if I believe in the conspiracy or not. A good fiction writer can persuade me to temporarily … Read more Glenn Beck’s ‘thriller’ is not that thrilling