2018 Supper/Discussion Meetings
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
Mingle: 6:00 — 6:25
Supper and Discussion: 6:30 – 8:30
Tonight’s discussion will be about the Christian baker in Denver who refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple. He saw it as an exercise of his religious freedom. They saw it as a violation of their civil rights.
The couple filed a complaint under Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws. Now the case came before the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard arguments on December 5, 2017, and rendered a decision in early June.
The Ayn Rand Institute’s Onkar Ghate, Steve Simpson, and Elan Journo unpack the crucial legal and philosophical issues of this fascinating case.
PLEASE NOTE: We would like you to help us out with a new to us discussion format:
- Watch the video with the pause button in one hand and a pencil in the other.
- Pause when something is being said that you would like to comment on or is unclear to you.
- Write it (them) down.
- Bring the list with you to the supper.
- (Or email the 1 or 2 you think to be of most general interest to Jim, Kathryn or Don.)
Please RSVP by clicking here by Monday, July 9th, even if still a Maybe. Location:
3585 Pine Ridge Road
Books by our Members and Speakers
How We Know
What is knowledge? How is it acquired?
How are claims to knowledge to be validated?
Can man achieve rational certainty, or is he doomed to perpetual doubt?
Rejecting the false alternative of mysticism vs. skepticism, Binswanger provides an uncompromising, integrated defense of reason, logic, and objectivity based on Ayn Rand’s philosophy Objectivism.
It includes her unique theory of concepts.
We’ve all heard that the American Dream is vanishing due to rising income inequality. To save it, we’re told that we need to fight inequality through tax hikes, wealth redistribution schemes, and a far higher minimum wage.
But what if that narrative is wrong? What if the real threat to the American Dream isn’t rising income inequality―but an all-out war on success?
In Equal is Unfair Watkins and Brook reveal that almost everything we’ve been taught about inequality is wrong. That the real key to making America a freer, fairer, more prosperous nation is to protect and celebrate the pursuit of success―not pull down the high fliers in the name of equality.
Selfish Path to Romance
The premise of Selfish Path to Romance is that just about everything most of us have learned about how to find love is wrong. Love is not about sacrifice.
Real, lasting romance comes when you are certain about yourself, your needs, and your worth. In the words of top-selling novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand,
“It is one’s one personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns and derives from love.”
Nothing Less than Victory provocatively shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate.
Lewis shows how victorious military commanders have achieved long-term peace by identifying the core of the enemy’s ideological, political, and social support for a war, and fiercely striking at this objective.
Loving Life demonstrates that morality is a matter not of divine revelation or social convention or personal opinion — but, rather, of the factual requirements of human life and happiness.
Biddle shows how a true morality is derived logically from observable facts, what in essence such a morality demands, and why it is a matter of pure self-interest.
The American Revolution was the culmination of two centuries of Enlightenment ideas that men refined and honed until they became an unprecedented rejection of tyranny in the name of individual rights and political freedom.
Sparrowhawk: Book One, Jack Frake, dramatically encapsulates that process by showing how two youths escape the whims of arrogant monarchs and conniving, power-lusting politicians.
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