The following is a complete "map" of The Rational View web site:

Home Page: That's where you just came from.
What's Objectivism?
Mission of TRV
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Definitions/Description Pages: Each of these pages also provides links to other sites and/or reading sources, all of which are also listed on this site map.
Individual Rights
Ayn Rand TRV's brief summary of her accomplishments, with a link to the Ayn Rand Institute's (ARI's) biography page. TRV also lists a two-line description of each of her 4 fiction novels, along with links to ARI, where one can read an excerpt from Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.

Book Review: Cafe Europa, Life after Communism by Slavenka Drakulic.

Archived Editorial Page : Several commentaries relating to religion, politics, business and individual rights.
An Open Letter to Businesspeople

A Dissection of Sacrifice: Describes Ayn Rand's concept of "sacrifice" and "values" and examines whether or not sacrifice is moral.
What's in a Value: Covers Ayn Rand's formulations on a theory of values and answers the conservative charge that America has lost its "moral compass."
Brother's Keeper: The Wrong Defense of Rights: Drawing upon historical references, a deeply philosophical look at why modern religious conservatives undermine freedom and capitalism when they appeal to faith.
Fool's Poker: Reasoning About Faith: Shows the slippery (fundamental) escape clauses that faith-advocates use when defending against an advocate of reason.
The Patron Saint of Compromise: Quotes extensively from a heartwrenching speech by perhaps the most consistent "compromiser" in modern history, Chaim Rumkowski, a Polish Jew who urged his fellow ghetto residents to comply with Nazi demands--and give up their children.

Suggested Readings. Read TRV's summary of these books, and order them from or Second Renassiance Bookstore
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand
On Ayn Rand by Allan Gotthelf
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff
The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand

The "Thinker Tour": Describes, in easily-understandable terms, the main questions that life poses--and the rational position on each. The tour demonstrates that everyone is confronted by philosophical questions.

Ayn Rand Institute (ARI): Valuable learning and information site.
Americans for Free Choice in Medicine (AFCM): A group that promotes free-market medical reforms. Showcases a tour that describes what capitalism is all about.
Capitalism Magazine Philosophical articles and editorials about economics and business-related issues.
PRODOS.COM Australian radio host and Objectivist. Features many archived interviews with interesting guests.
Second Renassiance Books: A book store that carries a wide selection of Ayn Rand's and other Objectivists' books, writings, and audio and video tapes.

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