Gus Van Horn discusses the impact of those who support a specific issue on mainstream political parties versus their influence when they form their own party:
Forming a third party seems to be one good way to get the major parties to ignore you, thus rendering your effectiveness at creating political change nil.
Van Horn quotes from C. Bradley Thompson's Antislavery Political Writings, 1833-1860: A Reader, which I hope to read someday. It looks like it will be an eye-opener.
There currently seems to be a development in Objectivist thought which is based in part on rediscovering the strategies used by great moral movements in the past, such as the abolitionist movement. Much activity these days seems to be centered on identifying strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures in these movements and examining how they might be applied to the promotion of Objectivism.
I'm currently working through "Cultural Movements: Creating Change", a series of lectures given at OCON, and now available for free on the ARC website at http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=media_new. The video is currently at the top of the page under "VIDEO & AUDIO".
5-18-13 Hodgepodge - *Exhibitionism vs. Eroticism* If you find modern culture to be awash with sex, and yet completely unerotic, Emily Esfahani Smith has written an essay for y...
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