Thursday, April 16, 2015

Onkar Ghate - Chief Content Officer of the Ayn Rand Institute

Onkar Ghate, Ph.D. bills himself as the "Chief Content Officer" of the ARI.

Dr. Ghate is no dummy.  Here are his self-described "specialties":

  • Objectivism
  • Ayn Rand's novels & ideas
  • Religion & Morality
  • Philosophy
  • Laissez-faire capitalism
  • Education & Multiculturalism
  • Government & Business
  • Culture & Society
  • Foreign Policy
  • Science & Industrialization 
Hoss, that's 16 specialties for a guy who is 48 years old.  

Well, you can't fault Dr. Ghate for a lack of self-esteem.  He's Ayn Rand, Ludwig von Mises and Arnold Toynbee all in one.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Craig Biddle: Islam, the West, Faith or Whatever

This is an article by The Objective Standard editor Craig Biddle.

Am I the only one who suspects that TOS uses some moderately advanced AI software to churn out endlessly mind numbing robotic essays like this?

Faith, reason, Christianity, Islam.

Islam, Christianity, reason, faith.

Etc.  How many combinations and permutations can Biddle come up with?  Is the guy bored?

TOS was never a great magazine, but since Biddle was booted out of Objectivism by Leonard Peikoff he's been left with his own writing and the B- writing of Ari Armstrong.

Percy Sledge, RIP