September 27 - November 1, 2004

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The Kerry Draft:
John Cox and Allen Forkum
October 29, 2004
Cartoonists John Cox and Allen Forkum expose John Kerry's scheme to force high school students to perform community service, a plan based on the same collectivist fallacy as the draft. Messrs. Cox and Forkum provide a humorous cartoon and a detailed explanation for this purpose.

Alex Markov
October 6, 2004
Emfasizing the frequent conflict between factual truth and mainstream beliefs, Alex Markov presents a satirical short story about a future paradigm averse to personal health.

From Miracles to Murder: Objectivism and Religion:
Raven A. Geary
October 1, 2004
Raven A. Geary analyzes the distinction between religions that are harmful and threatening to individual liberty and those that are strictly confined to private matters, and contends that the latter are not necessarily antithetical to the filosofy of Objectivism.

An Intellectual Adventure:
G. Stolyarov II
October 2, 2004
G. Stolyarov II presents an account of his recollections of a New Intellectual Forum meeting with Dr. Edward Hudgins, Dr. David Kelley, and many other esteemed Objectivists. The proceedings of that evening should serve as a model for the type of civil, intelligent discourse desirable among rational individuals. 

The Objectivist-Extropian Synthesis:
G. Stolyarov II
October 14, 2004
G. Stolyarov II argues the fundamental compatibility of two vastly developed ideological systems, Objectivism and Transhumanism, and claims that adherents of these two strains of thought need to recognize the necessity of each ideology to achieving the other's goals.

A Review of Christopher Schlegel's Piano Concertos 1 & 2:
G. Stolyarov II
September 27, 2004
Composer Christopher Schlegel has created two piano concertos which provide a panorama of high music's past, present, and future, at its best. G. Stolyarov II reviews these works.

A Free Market of, by, and for Human Life:
Jonathan Rick
October 7, 2004
Jonathan Rick argues for the moral imperative to legalize the commercial sale of human organs as the only possible outcome of a political system that recognizes individuals' right to dispose of their own bodies.

Gary M. Galles
October 24, 2004
Dr. Gary M. Galles explains how the U.S. Federal Government's attempts to establish a national drunk driving policy, a national speed limit, or use federal funds to coerce state governments into making miscellaneous policy judgments are blatantly antithetical to the principles set forth in the U.S. Constitution.

An Open Letter to Libertarians:
John Hospers
October 25, 2004
Dr. John Hospers, the first Libertarian Presidential candidate, now offers his case for why it is imperative for libertarians of all stripes to support George W. Bush in the coming U.S. Presidential election.

John Kerry against Our Sacred Liberties:
G. Stolyarov II
October 27, 2004
G. Stolyarov II enumerates three threats posed by a would-be Kerry administration, menaces that render it a moral imperative for rational men to oppose this man's ambition to power.

The Democrats and the Draft:
Irfan Khawaja
November 1, 2004
Dr. Irfan Khawaja reveals how support for the draft is consistent with the fundamental ideology of the Democratic Party, and how the Democrats' scare propaganda about a draft under a would-be Bush administration is untrue and hypocritical.

John Kerry: The Lesser of Two Evils:

Robert Olson
November 1, 2004
Robert Olson provides a dissenting opinion on tomorrow's Presidential election, explaining why, though he sees numerous positive aspects of President Bush's character and agenda (and numerous drawbacks to Kerry's), he supports Kerry as the lesser of two evils.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." 
~ Benjamin Franklin