Issue XVI

July 3 - August 15, 2003

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Games
Laissez-Faire: The Game:
G. Stolyarov II and Others 
July 20 - October 2003
Pure capitalism has never been attempted in history... But from July to October of 2003, Mr. Stolyarov and a few friends tried this electronic simulation of a society that must develop from the most primive of conditions, but without government economic regulations. Although the experiment stumbled because of the lack of technical capacity to implement the game's mechanisms, the idea of Laissez-Faire: The Game was later independently discovered by the makers of massive multiplayer online role-playing games such as Second Life and World of Warcraft.

Fiction
The Inexperienced:
G. Stolyarov II
July 22, 2003
In this short story/play by G. Stolyarov II, a young rational composer confronts a world-renowned writer of "avant-garde" music. Learn of the primary philosophical issues which define the realm of auditory aesthetics, and the essence of this domain's greatest conflict.

Historical Analysis
Lord Acton on Liberty and Government:
Gary M. Galles
July 5, 2003
The man who warned about the corrupting nature of power also warned about the encroachment of big government into the proper sphere of free individuals and businesses. Read Dr. Gary M. Galles's analysis of this illustrious historian, political observer, and economist.

Literary Analysis
Anthem: The Prison of Collectivism and the Escape:
G. Stolyarov II
July 22, 2003
G. Stolyarov II analyzes the essential elements of Ayn Rand's masterful novelette of a future society decayed into primitivism due to the tenet of man's unquestionable servitude to his "brethren." Anthem is a must-read for anyone seeking to grasp with full precision the implication of the dipolar opposites of scientific individualism and muck-wallowing collectivism.

Vitamins, Minerals, and Harry Potter:
Dianne L. Durante
July 4, 2003
What attracts such a multitude of readers to the Harry Potter series? Dr. Dianne Durante states that the reasons for the books' popularity are their benevolent sense of life, individualistic inspiration, and principled framework.

Music
Waltz #2, Op. 13:
G. Stolyarov II
July 18, 2003
A work by G. Stolyarov II in the late classical style, emphasizing a rational means to establish contrast in melody, that is, without dissonance and aberration. Right click on link to save to disk.

Discoverer, Op. 16:
G. Stolyarov II
July 20, 2003
This piece by G. Stolyarov II evokes the image of a man submerged in a stream of exploratory thought, moving, by his own volition, toward unraveling the secrets of the natural world.

Triumphant Endeavor, Op. 19:
G. Stolyarov II
July 20, 2003
G. Stolyarov II portrays the nature of struggle, persistence, and triumph in the face of adversity in this radiant compositon. Right click on link to save to disk.

Liberation, Op. 20:
G. Stolyarov II
July 16, 2003
This composition by G. Stolyarov II reveals the true nature of liberty as experienced by the creative mind, not free from order, but free to relish it. Right click on link to save to disk.

Dawn of the New Renaissance, Op. 21:
G. Stolyarov II
July 16, 2003
Heralding the beginning of a new era, the return to harmony, rhythm, and heroic grandeur, the revival of an upright, luminous vision of Man, G. Stolyarov II presents this composition to the world. Right click on link to save to disk.

March #3, Op. 23:
G. Stolyarov II
August 4, 2003
Affectionately known as "Victory in the Persian Gulf" and "Saddam's Funeral March," this work by G. Stolyarov II was originally meant to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Second Persian Gulf War.

Philosophy

Put the "Independence" Back in Independence Day: The Forgotten Meaning of America:
G. Stolyarov II
July 4, 2003
Dr. Michael Berliner refutes the mystics of sacrifice and "interdependence" and speaks of the genuine, fundamental meaning of America's founding holiday.

The Public-Private Ethical Distinction:
G. Stolyarov II
August 15, 2003
In a treatise that objectively defines and categorizes etiquette, G. Stolyarov II explores the precise nature of the difference between "public" and "private" matters, and how an individual can and should apply it for his optimum self-interest.

Poetry
Fashionable Fallacies (#10-12):
G. Stolyarov II
July 15, 2003
G. Stolyarov II continues his series of lyric exposure of the dominant falsehoods of our time.

Politics
A Campaign for Liberty: The Liberian Occupation:
G. Stolyarov II
July 7, 2003
In an age wracked by the threat of terrorism, how conducive will the latest prospect of overseas intervention be to an essential American survival interest? G. Stolyarov II explores the issue and answers in the affirmative.

A Cry from Zimbabwe:
Steven Tennett
July 24, 2003
Steven Tennett, a computer manager in Zimbabwe's dictatorship-wracked capital, bears an urgent, essential message, and plea, for the peoples of the free world.

Be Prepared!:
Michael Miller
July 3, 2003
With the forthcoming rapid disintegration of the welfare state, what are the most rational and selfish means an individual can employ to ready himself for the advent of true capitalism? Michael Miller addresses this question.

The Fundamentals of Laissez-Faire Meritocracy:
G. Stolyarov II
July 31, 2003
Unraveling a new theory of government. extrapolated from Objectivist politics, G. Stolyarov II suggests a model for a society impervious to subversion by regulators, usurpers, and pressure groups.

"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." 
~ John Locke