Objections and Replies

(This is a continuation of part two of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) In this series so far, we have made several arguments concerning Rand’s […]

The Collapse of the Republic

Philosophers have known for quite some time that when a political philosophy is inadequate, it will show itself conceptually inadequate first, and then ultimately collapse its concrete instantiation. We saw this in Leninist Russia in 1989, and we are now seeing it here in America. The point of this reflection is to underscore the failed philosophy that is now resulting in the failing of the American republic.