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 Books by our Members and Speakers

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Freedom Of Speech

Freedom of speech is indispensable to a free and civilized society, yet this precious right is increasingly under attack today.
Islamic totalitarians repeatedly threaten and kill blasphemers. College students seek “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” from controversial ideas. The government investigates tea party groups, and those dissenting from climate change orthodoxy.
These essays reveal the attacks on free speech to be the product of the destructive ideas that are eroding the foundations of Western culture. They expose those ideas and who holds them.
They identify the only ideas on which Western civilization can be sustained: reason, egoism, and individual rights.

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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.

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Equal Is UnFair. (11
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.
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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.”

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The goal of war is to defeat the enemy’s will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue.
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.
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Loving Life

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.

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Sparrowhawk

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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