The Letters of Ayn Rand is like an intellectual biography of Ayn Rand.
Peikoff deserves praise for identifying the philosophical roots of totalitarianism.
The Motorcycle Diaries has nothing to do with coming-of-age issues, rather it is a “hippie discovers communism” kind of story.
Jean-Paul Sartre in particular is a case-study of the type of intellectual who is a life-long supporter of tyranny. He promoted the farce called existentialism. He was a communist and in bed with the Soviet regime. He even had a role to play in Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge nightmare.
Execution by Hunger is an important book for offering a glimpse of the horrible crimes committed by Stalin’s communist regime.
The egalitarians know that they cannot bring equality by raising everyone up, so their nihilistic conception of racism aims to foster equality by crushing everyone down to the level of the worst performers.
In Intellectuals and Society, Thomas Sowell describes the different forms of the symbiotic relationship that exists between the intellectuals and the politicians. The intellectuals and politicians work together because their goals are closely aligned; they aim to increase the size of the government and take the decision-making powers away from private individuals and organizations.
Anoop Verma reviews “Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault” by Stephen Hicks