I want to join Wendy McElroy and Aeon Skoble in wishing well to my friend and colleague, Liberty editor, and Journal of Ayn Rand Studies founding co-editor, Bill Bradford. Bill was taken ill, and I hope he gets well soon.
Lindsay Perigo announces the forthcoming Free Radical Rand Centenary issue here. I've got a couple of pieces in the issue, including a synopsis of the two Centenary symposia featured by The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, and an introduction to the life and work of composer Miklos Rozsa. The issue will be available soon. Subscribe here.
I'd sent along a particularly insightful quote of Nathaniel Branden's to Arthur Silber, who mentions it in his essay: "Of the Past, the Future, Personal Destiny—And a Blessing." The essay says something important about blessings, and I can think of no better time of year to make note of them.
The Review of Austrian Economics has published a review, written by Steven Horwitz, of my book Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism. Excerpts from this rather good review are posted to my site here. RAE is published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. (See also Roderick Long's L&P post on the new RAE issue here.)
I posted a mini-tribute to Jeopardy contestant Ken Jennings at L&P: "And the Answer Is..."
Update: Like the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, this game show is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year too! Also, check out the follow-up discussion at L&P: "Interesting to Consider the Final Question Too." Also, check out the L&P entry for an update on Jennings' winnings, and the fate of the woman who beat him.
At L&P, I post a Happy Birthday message in honor of "The NYC Subway Centennial."