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Saturday, June 21 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
John Galt Earns His Freedom: Patriotism as an Objectivist Virtue

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“On this material, profit-chasing earth,” John Galt tells us, man must create the values he needs if he seeks to live. That takes virtue. And in order to do it, man needs rights. A rights-upholding political order is thus a value, and like all values, it calls on our virtue to achieve it. The virtue required, Alexander R. Cohen will argue, is patriotism. In this talk, Cohen will explain what the virtue of patriotism is, why Objectivists should adopt it, why “patriotism” is a good word for it, and how John Galt exemplifies it.


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Alexander R. Cohen

Philosopher / Activist, The Center for the Individual
Alexander R. Cohen, JD, MA, an independent writer, editor, and scholar. He has taught Objectivism at the introductory level and at TAS’s Graduate Seminar, and he has lectured at the Atlas Summit (or its predecessor events) every year since 2006. He has also been an Associate Scholar at The Atlas Society as well as managing editor of the Business Rights Center. Cohen studied philosophy at the graduate level at the City University of New... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Great Room Manchester Country Club

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