Whittaker Chambers: Reverence and Awe

By |2016-11-26T09:52:18-05:00February 2nd, 2012|Categories: John Barnes, Quotation|Tags: |

Spending time at the state capitol recently reminded me just how easily men are misled into embracing ideologies of every sort, and how much damage is done to our civilization as a result. The experience prompted me to open my Whittaker Chambers book from college — Witness — and thumb through to one of my favorite parts: [...]

Whittaker Chambers and “the Strenuously Sterile World of Atlas Shrugged”

By |2017-06-28T15:22:49-05:00March 30th, 2011|Categories: Ayn Rand, Books, Film, John Barnes|Tags: |

Working in the free-market policy world, I’m forced to endure a certain adulation of Ayn Rand and her epic Atlas Shrugged. With only a couple weeks until the much-awaited film version debuts, the email listerves normally teeming with white papers and legislative analysis are now spitting out adverts telling me to get my tickets [...]