The Logical Leap: Induction in Physics

The Logical Leap: Induction in Physics

Integrating philosophy with the history of science, David Harriman presents a solution to the problem of induction, based on Ayn Rand's theory of concepts. Explore this book.

Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution

Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution

"In the tumultuous late 60s and early 70s, a social movement known as the "New Left" emerged as a major cultural influence, especially on the youth of America. It was a movement that embraced "flower-power" and psychedelic "consciousness-expansion," that lionized Ho...

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

An illegitimate, self-taught orphan born in the Caribbean, the immigrant Alexander Hamilton rose to become George Washington’s aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, co-authored The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and...

Rise and Fall of Communism

Rise and Fall of Communism

The Rise and Fall of Communism by Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University, examines the origins of communism, its spread in different nations, its collapse in the Soviet Union following perestroika, and its current incarnations around the...

The Law by Frederic Bastiat

The Law by Frederic Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat's 1850 classic, defines the law as "collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense," and shows how this same law has been perverted, "annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain, [aiding] the unscrupulous who wish,...

Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations (1776) is an inquiry into what creates wealth in a society, and explains the workings of markets to create wealth through trade and production under specialization under a division of labor, as if they are guided by an "invisible hand." Explore...

Human Action by Ludwig Von Mises

Human Action by Ludwig Von Mises

At the start of the 20th century, Ludwig Von Mises was one of the few brave individuals who warned of how government creates inflation and depressions and why socialism does not work (except to destroy civilization). His ability to explain economic phenomena and the...

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

"In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining...