In Defense of Selfishness

My Book Tour, Follow-up

I’ve just finished the first week of my book tour. It included: a briefing with about 20 Congressional staff members in Wash. DC; a luncheon with half-a-dozen business people in Chicago; a public talk in Chicago; and a final public talk in NYC. All in all, I was satisfied with the results. And I was …

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My Book Tour

Over the next two weeks, I will be giving talks in connection with my book IN DEFENSE OF SELFISHNESS. Here’s the schedule: –Chicago — June 9. Refreshments begin at 6:30 PM. Talk begins at 7:00 PM at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611. –New York City — …

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Free Webinar

If you pre-order my new book, In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive, before May 8, 2015, you will be able to attend an exclusive webinar at which you can ask me questions about the material in the book. The webinar, arranged by the Ayn Rand Institute, will be held sometime in …

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In Defense of Selfishness—Update

In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive is now 99 days from publication—June 2, 2015. I’m working on the final page proofs, which should be finished by the end of February. The jacket copy is complete. The index is done and it looks great—which is a non-biased comment on …

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Available for Pre-publication Ordering

IN DEFENSE OF SELFISHNESS: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive can now be pre-ordered through Amazon. The actual publication date is June 2, 2015. I’m tremendously impressed with the cover that Palgrave Macmillan designed. I’m also impressed with the commitment the publisher has made to promote the book. This will be the lead …

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My Book Has a Publisher!

I am extraordinarily happy to announce that I’ve gotten a publisher, Palgrave Macmillan, for my book. This is a major publisher—the same one, by the way, that published Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins. After considerable wrangling, we agreed on the following title: IN DEFENSE OF …

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My Interview on the Doctrine of Altruism

Well before In Defense of Selfishness was published—when  its working title was The Tyranny of Need—I was  interviewed by Don Watkins of the Ayn Rand Institute. Here is an edited excerpt (and you can click below it for the audio version of the full interview): Q. If you asked most people what morality is, I think they …

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In Defense of Selfishness—a Summary

(This is a brief summary of my new book, followed by the Table of Contents.) What if the central idea we’re all taught about morality is wrong? Virtually everyone regards self-sacrifice as a moral virtue. From childhood on, we are told that serving the needs of others, rather than our own, is the essence of …

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