Walt Whitman composed this elegy, or mourning poem, "O Captain! My Captain!" after Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865. O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is...
In the Romantic Manifesto, Ayn Rand reports that before she heard the name “Aristotle,” she had accepted his principle “that fiction is of greater philosophical importance than history, because history...
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I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
Robert Mayhew, a philosophy professor at Seton Hall University, is the author of Aristotles Criticism of Platos Republic, The Female in Aristotles Biology, and Ayn Rand and Song of Russia, and the editor of Ayn Rands Marginalia, Ayn Rands The Art...
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
To sever for years…
Philosopher Ayn Rand said that she wanted no eulogies at her funeral, but only asked that her favorite poem, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, be read.
This is for everyone in love and for everyone looking for love. None of us should have to wait until we’re 85.
“Foley is typical of the men who work the railroad in Spearman’s universe: tough, good-natured, gloriously effectual.”
The world is mine to win.
With a symphonic integration of all the resources of language, great love poets take the most elusive nuances, thrills, mysteries, and motifs of love and throw them into sharp relief.
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“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”
Feds to Crack Down on Santa Claus
A excerpt from Chapter 1 of Andrew Bernstein’s novel: A Dearth of Eagles
The head of NASA convinces the President that space exploration should be done by private industry, and the United States government declares, “The first person to land on Mars, live there a year, and return alive owns the whole Red Planet.” Welcome to the greatest race in history.
“…my favorite thing in all world literature (and that includes all the heavy classics) is a novelette called Calumet “K” by Merwin-Webster.” — AYN RAND