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Of all the Objectivist periodicals that published articles by Rand, only The Intellectual Activist is still being published. Originally a fortnightly when it was founded by Peter Schwartz in 1979, the magazine became bi-monthly after Robert Stubblefield bought it in 1991, and then became a monthly in 1998. Robert Tracinski became the editor in 1996 and took over as owner and publisher at the end of 2001.

The tables below list past issues of The Intellectual Activist (chronologically), followed by the titles of any articles or other items from that issue, the author's name (if given), the general subject matter of the item (foreign policy, domestic policy, book reviews, or miscellaneous), and any relevant notes about that item. (For more details about how these listings are organized, read the general notes.)

Peter Schwartz Era (1979-1991)

Peter Schwartz was the founding editor and publisher of The Intellectual Activist, and wrote much of the material for what was essentially a newsletter. Although in theory the publication schedule was fortnightly (every two weeks), in practice the schedule was often irregular, with increasing delays between issues. For this reason, the 12 years of Schwartz's stewardship provided fewer than five complete volumes. Schwartz sold the magazine in 1991.

Contents of The Intellectual Activist (by issue date)
Issue Date (Volume:Number)
TitleAuthorSubjectNotes
Oct 1, 1979 (1:1)
Deregulation Comes to Broadcasting(unsigned)Domestic 
A Statement of PurposePeter SchwartzMisc. 
The Crisis of Confidence: An Open Letter to President CarterGeorge ReismanDomesticPart 1 of 3
Oct 15, 1979 (1:2)
Cutting Down the FTC(unsigned)Domestic 
Legal Trends(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1, 1979 (1:3)
Oil, Profits, and Demagoguery(unsigned)Domestic 
Open Letter to President Carter, Part II: The Cause of the Energy CrisisGeorge ReismanDomesticPart 2 of 3
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
LettersLawrence Chisvin; Warren RossMisc. 
Nov 15, 1979 (1:4)
Lawyers as Public Servants(unsigned)Domestic 
An Energy Story the Press Hasn't ToldHerb SchmertzDomestic 
A Reply to Herb Schmertz(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Dec 1, 1979 (1:5)
Standing up to the FTC(unsigned)Domestic 
Open Letter to President Carter, Part III: A Solution to the Energy CrisisGeorge ReismanDomesticPart 3 of 3
Postscript to Herb Schmertz(unsigned)Domestic 
Dec 15, 1979 (1:6)
Subsidizing Ideas(unsigned)Domestic 
Energy Mobilization Board(unsigned)Domestic 
New Frontier for the FCC(unsigned)Domestic 
Jan 1, 1980 (1:7)
Gasoline Rationing(unsigned)Domestic 
Fundamentals of the Free Market in Theory and PracticeJohn RidpathBookReviewed: The Government Against the Economy, by George Reisman
Selectively Applied Rights(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Letters(unsigned)Misc. 
Feb 1, 1980 (1:8)
Moscow Olympics(unsigned)Foreign 
Ayn Rand CommentsAyn RandForeign 
The Health Hazards of Government-Controlled MedicineLlewellyn H. RockwellDomesticPart 1 of 2
Budget Balancing(unsigned)Domestic 
Gold Standard(unsigned)Domestic 
Appeasement in Iran(unsigned)Foreign 
Feb 15, 1980 (1:9)
FCC Shows Its Powers(unsigned)Domestic 
Tests and Racism(unsigned)Domestic 
Progress Report(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 1, 1980 (1:10)
Price Controls(unsigned)Domestic 
The Health Hazards of Government-Controlled Medicine (part 2)Llewellyn H. RockwellDomesticPart 2 of 2
Paternalism at the FTC(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Apr 1, 1980 (1:11)
Carter's Budget: Illusions and Realities(unsigned)Domestic 
Toward a Lzissez-Faire Theory of the CorporationRobert GetmanBookReviewed: In Defense of the Corporation, by Robert Hessen
The Draft(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Apr 15, 1980 (1:12)
The U.S. and the Shah ...(unsigned)Foreign 
... and the Ayatollah ...(unsigned)Foreign 
... and the President(unsigned)Foreign 
May 1, 1980 (1:13)
Oil and Inflation(unsigned)Domestic 
Doomsday and Inflation(unsigned)Domestic 
History Lesson(unsigned)Foreign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Gold and the Monetary SystemMorris J. MarkovitzDomestic 
May 15, 1980 (1:14)
Cuba's Boat People, Socialism, and Double Standards(unsigned)Foreign 
Businessmen and Capitalism(unsigned)Domestic 
DOE Is Watching(unsigned)Domestic 
Jun 1, 1980 (1:15)
Currency Controls(unsigned)Domestic 
Reining in COWPS(unsigned)Domestic 
Carter's Credit Controls: Fighting Inflation with MirrorsMorry MarkovitzDomestic 
America and Iran, cont'd.(unsigned)Foreign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jun 15, 1980 (1:16)
A Small Voice for Freedom(unsigned)Foreign 
The First Amendment and the SEC(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 1, 1980 (1:17)
The Reindustrialization Juggernaut(unsigned)Domestic 
Government Credit Controls, Part II: Creating the Boom-Bust CycleMorry MarkovitzDomestic 
The Foreign Lesson(unsigned)Domestic 
Update(unsigned)Foreign 
Jul 15, 1980 (1:18)
Immigrants and Work Cards(unsigned)Domestic 
Defense and Energy(unsigned)Domestic 
Gold Standard(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Aug 1, 1980 (1:19)
The New Health Planners(unsigned)Domestic 
Presidential Candidates(unsigned)Domestic 
The 1980 Abortion Plank: The GOP's Attack on the Right to LifeJames G. LennoxDomestic 
Gold and Rights(unsigned)Domestic 
Sep 1, 1980 (1:20)
The Election Message ...(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: c. Nov 1980
... and the Post-Election Threat(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: c. Nov 1980
How to Think Correctly About EconomicsGeorge ReismanBookActual publication date: c. Nov 1980. Reviewed: Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Actual publication date: c. Nov 1980
Sep 15, 1980 (1:21)
The Crumbling of COWPS(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: Jan 14, 1981
The New Right(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: Jan 14, 1981
The Chrysler Lesson(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: Jan 14, 1981
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Actual publication date: Jan 14, 1981
Oct 1, 1980 (1:22)
The Hostage Surrender(unsigned)ForeignActual publication date: Feb 18, 1981
Production and Poverty(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: Feb 18, 1981
Gold: The Solution to Our Monetary DilemmaGeorge ReismanDomesticActual publication date: Feb 18, 1981. Part 1 of 2
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Actual publication date: Feb 18, 1981
Oct 15, 1980 (2:1)
Global 2000, Cont'd(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: Apr 3, 1981
Minds and Guns(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: Apr 3, 1981
Progress Report(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: Apr 3, 1981
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Actual publication date: Apr 3, 1981
Nov 1, 1980 (2:2)
Plumbing the Depths ...(unsigned)ForeignActual publication date: Apr 21, 1981
... and Rock-Bottom(unsigned)ForeignActual publication date: Apr 21, 1981
Gold: The Solution to Our Monetary DilemmaGeorge ReismanDomesticActual publication date: Apr 21, 1981. Part 2 of 2
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Actual publication date: Apr 21, 1981
Nov 15, 1980 (2:3)
Guns and Knee-jerkism(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: May 21, 1981
Criminal Injustice(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: May 21, 1981
Update(unsigned)DomesticActual publication date: May 21, 1981
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Actual publication date: May 21, 1981
Jun 1, 1981 (2:4)
Infant Formula and Exploitation(unsigned)ForeignPart 1 of 2
Reagan's Proposed Tax Cuts: An Unnecessary GambleHenry HazlittDomestic 
News and Exploitation(unsigned)Foreign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jun 15, 1981 (2:5)
Avant-garde Jurisprudence(unsigned)Domestic 
Postal Theory(unsigned)Domestic 
Infant Formula, Cont'd(unsigned)ForeignPart 2 of 2
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 1, 1981 (2:6)
Unions and Violence(unsigned)Domestic 
Time for a Change in U.S. Policy Toward Central AmericaJeane J. KirkpatrickForeignReprinted from the Washington Star
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Aug 1, 1981 (2:7)
Moscow's Show Books(unsigned)Foreign 
FTC vs Advertising(unsigned)Domestic 
The Conservative Establishment -- A ReportLeonard PeikoffDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Aug 15, 1981 (2:8)
Business' New Burden(unsigned)Domestic 
Ludwig von Mises, Defender of CapitalismGeorge ReismanDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 1, 1981 (2:9)
The Wages of Sex(unsigned)Domestic 
Neuterism: The Ultimate Egalitarianism(unsigned)Domestic 
Immigration Confrontation: Hounding Her OutMike RoykoDomesticReprinted from the Chicago Sun-Times
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 15, 1981 (2:10)
Fighting Crime ...(unsigned)Domestic 
... and Its Fellow-travelers(unsigned)Domestic 
Russia's Silent Dissidents(unsigned)Foreign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Oct 1, 1981 (2:11)
Energy 'Emergency'(unsigned)Domestic 
Legal Services: Slush Fund for the LeftDon FederDomestic 
Crime and Prisons(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1, 1981 (2:12)
The Stockman 'Trojan Horse'(unsigned)DomesticPart 1 of 2
Pulling the Strings at the New York TimesTom BethellDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 15, 1981 (2:13)
The Stockman 'Trojan Horse' -- part 2(unsigned)DomesticDate on cover mistakenly says "1982" instead of "1981." Part 2 of 2
Airwave Deregulation(unsigned)DomesticDate on cover mistakenly says "1982" instead of "1981"
Postscript: Feminism(unsigned)DomesticDate on cover mistakenly says "1982" instead of "1981"
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Date on cover mistakenly says "1982" instead of "1981"
Dec 1, 1981 (2:14)
The Polish Illusion(unsigned)ForeignActual issue date: after Dec 13, 1981. Part 1 of 2
Thinking Wrong: About the Criminal MindArthur ModeDomesticActual issue date: after Dec 13, 1981
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Actual issue date: after Dec 13, 1981
Dec 15, 1981 (2:15)
Reflections on Ayn RandPeter SchwartzMisc.Actual issue date: March 15, 1982
Capitalism: The Cure for RacismGeorge ReismanDomesticActual issue date: March 15, 1982. Part 1 of 6
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Actual issue date: March 15, 1982
Jan 1, 1982 (2:16)
The Polish Illusion, Cont'd(unsigned)ForeignActual issue date: April 23, 1982. Part 2 of 2
... Sticks and Carrots(unsigned)ForeignActual issue date: April 23, 1982. Part 1 of 2
Capitalism: The Cure for RacismGeorge ReismanDomesticActual issue date: April 23, 1982. Part 2 of 6
The Legislative Monitor(unsigned)DomesticActual issue date: April 23, 1982.
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Actual issue date: April 23, 1982.
May 27, 1982 (2:17)
Sticks and Carrots, Cont'd(unsigned)ForeignPart 2 of 2
Capitalism: The Cure for RacismGeorge ReismanDomesticPart 3 of 6
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jun 30, 1982 (2:18)
The Nuclear-Freezers(unsigned)Foreign 
TIA's Interview with Leonard Peikoff(unsigned)Misc. 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Aug 23, 1982 (2:19)
Supply-Side Populism(unsigned)Domestic 
Explaining the InexplicablePeter SchwartzBookReviewed: The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America, by Leonard Peikoff
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 8, 1982 (2:20)
The Freedom-Fighter vs the Freedom Fighters(unsigned)Domestic 
Capitalism: The Cure for RacismGeorge ReismanDomesticPart 4 of 6
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Oct 21, 1982 (3:1)
Nuclear Arms: A Defense(unsigned)ForeignPart 1 of 4
Capitalism: The Cure for RacismGeorge ReismanDomesticPart 5 of 6
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 15, 1982 (3:2)
Nuclear Arms: A Defense, Part 2(unsigned)ForeignPart 2 of 4
Capitalism: The Cure for RacismGeorge ReismanDomesticPart 6 of 6
The Andropov Mystique(unsigned)Foreign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Dec 1, 1982 (3:3)
The Social Security Portent(unsigned)Domestic 
The Quiet Threat of CreationismJerry SchwartzDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Dec 24, 1982 (3:4)
Nuclear Arms: A Defense, Part 3(unsigned)ForeignPart 3 of 4
What Determines the Price of Gold?George ReismanDomesticPart 1 of 3
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 15, 1983 (3:5)
Nuclear Arms: A Defense, Part 4(unsigned)ForeignPart 4 of 4
What Determines the Price of Gold?George ReismanDomesticPart 2 of 3
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 7, 1983 (3:6)
Reagan at Midterm: Requiem for a Lightweight(unsigned)DomesticPart 1 of 2
What Determines the Price of Gold?George ReismanDomesticPart 3 of 3
Inflation Alert(unsigned)Domestic 
The Media-Mind(unsigned)Misc. 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Apr 18, 1983 (3:7)
Reagan at Midterm: Requiem for a Lightweight, cont'd(unsigned)DomesticPart 2 of 2
The Attack on Defense(unsigned)Foreign 
Legislative Monitor(unsigned)Misc. 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jun 9, 1983 (3:8)
The Flat-Tax Diversion(unsigned)Domestic 
The Media-Mind(unsigned)Misc. 
Anti-Nuclear FalloutJames HickelBookReviewed: The Fate of the Earth, by Jonathan Schell
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 29, 1983 (3:9)
Unisexism(unsigned)Domestic 
Teaching Johnny How Not to ThinkArthur ModeBookReviewed: The Graves of Academe, by Richard Mitchell
Capitalism's Enemies' Strange Friends(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 14, 1983 (3:10)
An Appeal to Our Readers(unsigned)Misc. 
"Animal Rights": A New Species of Egalitarianism(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Dec 6, 1983 (3:11)
The Primacy of Diplomacy(unsigned)Foreign 
The Primacy of Eclecticism(unsigned)Foreign 
Our Ad in the Times(unsigned)Misc. 
The Primacy of Ideology(unsigned)Foreign 
Grenada: Right Practice, Wrong Theory(unsigned)Foreign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 11, 1984 (3:12)
The Times Goes to War(unsigned)Foreign 
Carterizing Lebanon(unsigned)Foreign 
The Root of the Modern World's CrisisGeorge WalshBookReviewed: Philosophy: Who Needs It, by Ayn Rand
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Feb 8, 1984 (3:13)
The Education Principle(unsigned)Domestic 
How to Defend the AtomJennifer TrainerBookReviewed: The War Against the Atom, by Samuel McCracken
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 31, 1984 (3:14)
Altruism and the First Amendment(unsigned)Domestic 
Budget Facts(unsigned)Domestic 
The FCC and the Big ChillDavid Kelley and Roger DonwayDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
May 10, 1984 (3:15)
Reagan in China: Ideas ...(unsigned)Foreign 
... and Consequences(unsigned)Foreign 
Olympics and Moscow(unsigned)Foreign 
The Media-Mind(unsigned)Misc. 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 26, 1984 (3:16)
Eminent Domain's Portent(unsigned)Domestic 
The Real Nuclear DangerJames P. KonzakForeign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Oct 17, 1984 (3:17)
Presidential Debate(unsigned)Domestic 
The 1984 Presidential ChoicePeter SchwartzDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Dec 31, 1984 (3:18)
Church and State(unsigned)Domestic 
Simon Geller Fights the FCCRobert James BidinottoDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
May 10, 1985 (3:19/20)
Libertarianism(unsigned)DomesticDouble issue
Libertarianism: The Perversion of LibertyPeter SchwartzDomesticDouble issue. Part 1 of 3
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc.Double issue
Jun 25, 1985 (4:1)
Reagan's Unraveling(unsigned)Foreign 
Libertarianism: The Perversion of LibertyPeter SchwartzDomesticPart 2 of 3
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 19, 1985 (4:2)
America Hijacked(unsigned)Foreign 
Bhopal: The Fruit of Industrial PolicyRobert James BidinottoForeign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Dec 4, 1985 (4:3)
The Summit Message(unsigned)Foreign 
A Day of PrideAlexandria YorkForeign 
Libertarianism: The Perversion of LibertyPeter SchwartzDomesticPart 3 of 3
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 20, 1986 (4:4)
Untangling South Africa(unsigned)Foreign 
The Media-Mind(unsigned)Misc. 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 24, 1986 (4:5)
The Manila-Managua Divergence(unsigned)Foreign 
Foreign Policy and the Morality of Self-InterestPeter SchwartzForeignPart 1 of 2
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Apr 29, 1986 (4:6)
Puff-balling Libya(unsigned)Foreign 
Foreign Policy and the Morality of Self-InterestPeter SchwartzForeignPart 2 of 2
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jun 26, 1986 (4:7)
The Tax-Reform Threat(unsigned)Domestic 
Update: Intellectual Activism(unsigned)Misc. 
In Response to Inquiries ...(unsigned)Misc. 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Aug 20, 1986 (4:8)
The Supreme Court vs. Rights(unsigned)Domestic 
Postscript on Libertarianism(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
[Untitled Letter from Peter Schwartz]Peter SchwartzMisc.Separate insert page
Oct 23, 1986 (4:9)
The Moral Equation: From Daniloff(unsigned)Foreign 
... to Rykjavik(unsigned)Foreign 
Will Terrorism Prevail?Edward ClineBookReviewed: Terrorism: How the West Can Win, edited by Benjamin Netanyahu
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 22, 1987 (4:10)
The Iran Scandal(unsigned)Foreign 
The Man Who Refused to SubmitSusan LudelForeign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Apr 17, 1987 (4:11)
"Amerika" vs America(unsigned)Foreign 
Bridges or Fences(unsigned)Foreign 
The United Nations: A Life-Draining VirusJennifer TrainerForeign 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
May 28, 1987 (4:12)
Diplomatizing the Military(unsigned)Foreign 
An Antidote to AmbiguityEdward ClineBookReviewed: The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism from A to Z, edited by Harry Binswanger
How to Write Effective Letters-to-the-EditorBetsy SpeicherMisc. 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Oct 14, 1987 (4:13)
The Bork Philosophy(unsigned)Domestic 
Secularism and Public Schools(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 28, 1988 (4:14)
Moralism and Arms Control(unsigned)Foreign 
Wall Street Under SiegeRichard M. SalsmanDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
May 31, 1988 (4:15)
The Middle East Victim(unsigned)Foreign 
A Conservative's Quest for PremisesGeorge WalshBookReviewed: A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, by Thomas Sowell
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Aug 17, 1988 (4:16)
Moral Cave-in(unsigned)Foreign 
We the Living -- The Movie(unsigned)Misc. 
The Vindication of a "Robber Baron"Richard SalsmanBookReviewed: The Life and Legend of Jay Gould, by Maury Klein
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Oct 7, 1988 (4:17)
Yellowstone's Fire-Fuelers(unsigned)Domestic 
Why I Oppose the Slow-Growth InitiativeGeorge ReismanDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1, 1988 (4:18)
The "Anti-Liberal" Campaign(unsigned)Domestic 
Is Liberalism Dead?Peter SchwartzDomestic 
The Presidential Candidates(unsigned)Domestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Dec 30, 1988 (4:19)
Metaphysics and the PLO(unsigned)Foreign 
"Atlas Shrugs," Feebly, in California(unsigned)Domestic 
A Lesson in Thinking in PrinciplesHarry BinswangerBookReviewed: The Voice of Reason, by Ayn Rand; edited by Leonard Peikoff
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Feb 27, 1989 (4:20)
On Sanctioning the Sanctioners(unsigned)Misc. 
Why Should One Act on Principle?Leonard PeikoffMisc. 
The Ideas Behind the Founding of AmericaRichard SalsmanBookReviewed: The Enlightenment in America, by Ernest Cassara
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
May 18, 1989 (5:1)
Fact and ValueLeonard PeikoffMisc. 
On Moral SanctionsPeter SchwartzMisc. 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 17, 1989 (5:2)
The Value of the Flag(unsigned)Domestic 
The Collapse of BuildingGary HullDomesticPart 1 of 2
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 17, 1989 (5:3)
Voluntary Servitude(unsigned)Domestic 
The Collapse of BuildingGary HullDomesticPart 2 of 2
A StatementGeorge WalshMisc.Followed by an "Editor's Note" from Peter Schwartz
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Apr 30, 1990 (5:4)
Lithuania's Plight(unsigned)Foreign 
The Rushdie Surrender(unsigned)Foreign 
Education and the Racist Road to BarbarismGeorge ReismanDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Oct 17, 1990 (5:5)
Missing Principles on Iraq(unsigned)Foreign 
Breaking the BanksRichard M. SalsmanDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 3, 1991 (5:6)
A Final AnnouncementPeter SchwartzMisc. 
U.S. Interests and the Persian Gulf(unsigned)Foreign 
A Note on Soviet Ferment(unsigned)Foreign 
Concept-Formation Theory: Who Needs ItLinda ReardenBookReviewed: Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology - Expanded Second Edition, by Ayn Rand; edited by Harry Binswanger and Leonard Peikoff
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 

Robert Stubblefield Era (1991-2001)

Contents of The Intellectual Activist (by issue date)
Issue Date (Volume:Number)
TitleAuthorSubjectNotes
Nov 1991 (5:7)
Introductory Sequence to Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand Leonard PeikoffPhilosophyExcerpt from Peikoff's book
Book Review: Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand Harry BinswangerBookReviews book by Leonard Peikoff
A Statement from the PublisherRobert StubblefieldMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 1992 (6:1)
From Ayn Rand's Notes for Atlas ShruggedAyn RandMisc.Excerpt from Rand's journals
What Is Objective Law?Harry BinswangerPhilosophy 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 1992 (6:2)
Philosophy and the Real World Out ThereLeonard PeikoffPhilosophyPart 1 of 2
Global Warming: All Smoke and No HeatRichard F. SanfordDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
May 1992 (6:3)
Philosophy and the Real World Out There (Part II)Leonard PeikoffPhilosophyPart 2 of 2
A Brief Against "Mandatory Pro Bono"Michael J. MazzoneDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 1992 (6:4)
Some Notes About TomorrowLeonard PeikoffForeignPart 1 of 2
Love Letters: A Note on the ScreenplayBill BuckoMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 1992 (6:5)
Some Notes About Tomorrow (Part II)Leonard PeikoffForeignPart 2 of 2
Man's Best Came with ColumbusMichael S. BerlinerDomestic 
An Answer by Ayn Rand about IndiansAyn RandDomestic 
Book Review: Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns Jefferson RidpathBookReviews book edited by Jay H. Lehr
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1992 (6:6)
Freedom of Opportunity, Not Equality of OpportunityGeorge ReismanDomesticPart 1 of 2
Pragmatism and the Harvard Case Method of Business EducationJerry KirkpatrickDomesticPart 1 of 2
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 1993 (7:1)
Notes on Scene in Roark's ApartmentAyn RandMisc.Excerpt from Rand's journals
Freedom of Opportunity, Not Equality of Opportunity (Part II)George ReismanDomesticPart 2 of 2
Pragmatism and the Harvard Case Method of Business Education (Part II)Jerry KirkpatrickDomesticPart 2 of 2
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 1993 (7:2)
Happiness SkillsEdith PackerMisc.Part 1 of 2
On the Barricade of Free SpeechLinda ReardanDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
May 1993 (7:3)
Contemporary Philosophy: A Report from the Black HoleGary HullPhilosophyPart 1 of 2
Happiness Skills (Part II)Edith PackerMisc.Part 2 of 2
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 1993 (7:4)
Contemporary Philosophy: A Report from the Black Hole (Part II)Gary HullPhilosophyPart 2 of 2
Conscious vs. Subconscious Motivation in LiteratureTore BoeckmanMisc.Part 1 of 2
Leonard Peikoff on Bosnia(unsigned)ForeignInterview
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 1993 (7:5)
Conscious vs. Subconscious Motivation in Literature (Part II)Tore BoeckmanMisc.Part 2 of 2
Sustaining the Assault on DevelopmentBennett C. KarpForeignPart 1 of 2
George Reisman on Clinton's Budget(unsigned)DomesticInterview
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1993 (7:6)
Notes on the Thomas CommitteeAyn RandDomesticExcerpt from Rand's journals
Sustaining the Assault on Development (Part II)Bennett C. KarpForeignPart 2 of 2
A Postscript on Post-ModernismGary HullPhilosophy 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 1994 (8:1)
"Memory-Storing" EpistemologyAyn RandPhilosophyExcerpt from Rand's journals
The Population and Immigration QuestionsGeorge ReismanDomesticExcerpt from Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
Intellectual Ammunition Department: Infants, Fetuses, and the Right to LifeRobert StubblefieldDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 1994 (8:2)
An Interview with Edith Packer on PsychotherapyJerry KirkpatrickMisc.Part 1 of 2
A Call to the Barricades: Freedom in MedicineLinda ReardanDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
May 1994 (8:3)
In Defense of Advertising: The Nature of Taste and Good TasteJerry KirkpatrickDomesticExcerpt from Kirkpatrick's book
An Interview with Edith Packer on Psychotherapy (Part II)Jerry KirkpatrickMisc.Part 2 of 2
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 1994 (8:4)
The Foundation of MathematicsRonald Pisaturo and Glenn D. MarcusPhilosophy 
The Price of Free Health CareCristina RizzaDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 1994 (8:5)
The Foundation of Mathematics (Part II)Ronald Pisaturo and Glenn D. MarcusPhilosophy 
How Force Stops ThinkingGary HullPhilosophy 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1994 (8:6)
Madness and ModernismLeonard PeikoffPhilosophy 
Intellectual Ammunition Department: The Meaning of LifeBennett KarpPhilosophy 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 1995 (9:1)
Selections from Ayn Rand's CorrespondenceAyn RandMisc.Excerpts from Letters of Ayn Rand; Part 1 of 2
The Gold Standard: Scapegoat for the Great DepressionRichard M. SalsmanBookCritiques Golden Fetters by Barry Eichengreen
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 1995 (9:2)
Selections from Ayn Rand's Correspondence, Part IIAyn RandMisc.Excerpts from Letters of Ayn Rand; Part 2 of 2
"Free Market" Facism: How Conservatives are Betraying CapitalismRobert W. TracinskiForeign 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
May 1995 (9:3)
Ayn Rand's Marginalia: A SamplerAyn RandMisc.Excerpts from Rand's marginal notes on various books
Antitrust "Returns" with a VengeanceRichard M. SalsmanDomestic 
The Worm and the SpiderEdward ClineMovieDiscusses Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 1995 (9:4)
How Johnny Can Add: Objectivism in Teaching MathematicsWarren S. RossPhilosophy 
Book Review: An Integrated Case for the Gold StandardRobert GarmongBookReviews Gold and Liberty by Richard Salsman
Intellectual Ammunition Department: How Does One Judge Political Reform in a Mixed Economy?Robert W. TracinskiDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 1995 (9:5)
What to Do About CrimeLeonard PeikoffDomestic 
Book Review: An Intimate View of a TitanDina GarmongBookReviews Letters of Ayn Rand, edited by Michael S. Berliner
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1995 (9:6)
Ayn Rand's Journals: Selections from The Moral Basis of IndividualismAyn RandPhilosophyExcerpt from Rand's journals
Interview: Leonard Peikoff on the Simpson Verdict(unsigned)Domestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 1996 (10:1)
Bring Them Home from BosniaRobert W. StubblefieldForeign 
Hands Off the InternetPaul BlairDomestic 
While Rome Burns: The Immolation of MedicinePaul BlairDomestic 
Book Review: Observations of a Philosophical DetectiveLisa WaldmanBookReviews Ayn Rand's Marginalia, edited by Robert Mayhew
The Academic Deconstruction of Ayn RandJohn RidpathBookReviews Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical, by Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 1996 (10:2)
CNN: "Objectivity" vs. RealityPaul BlairDomestic 
The Flat-Tax Diversion -- AgainRobert W. StubblefieldDomestic 
Short NotesPaul Blair; (unsigned)Misc. 
Ayn Rand's Letters-to-the-EditorAyn RandMisc.Compiled by Michael Berliner
Q&A from the Objectivist Graduate CenterHarry BinswangerPhilosophy 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
May 1996 (10:3)
Downsizing: NYT's Problem; TIA's SolutionRobert W. StubblefieldDomestic 
The "Incremental" Assault on Health CarePaul BlairDomestic 
Short NotesPaul Blair; (unsigned)Misc. 
Cherryl's SuicideShoshana MilgramMisc.Part 1 of 2
Why They Don't Make Them Like They Used ToRobert W. StubblefieldMovie 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 1996 (10:4)
Terrorism in Israel: The Consequences of "Peace" without JusticeYaron BrookForeign 
Concerning an Ayn Rand Postage Stamp: An Open Letter to the Postmaster GeneralRobert W. TracinskiDomestic 
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
A Philosopher Looks at the O.J. VerdictLeonard PeikoffPhilosophyTranscript of a lecture at the Ford Hall Forum
Cherryl's SuicideShoshana MilgramMisc.Part 2 of 2
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 1996 (10:5)
Why Clinton-Dole?Leonard PeikoffDomestic 
Four More Years -- of GridlockRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Short NotePaul BlairDomestic 
Confronting China: Pragmatism vs. PracticalityPaul BlairForeignPart 1 of 2
Book Review: A Down Payment on Justice for Michael MilkenGlenn WoiceshynBookReviews Payback: The Conspiracy to Destroy Michael Milken and His Financial Revolution, by Daniel Fischel
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1996 (10:6)
Censorship by ProxyRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Short Note(unsigned)Domestic 
The War for ScienceRobert TracinskiPhilosophy 
Book Review: Objectivity v. AfrocentrismRobert MayhewBookReviews Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History, by Mary Lefkowitz
Confronting China: Pragmatism vs. PracticalityPaul BlairForeignPart 2 of 2
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 1997 (11:1)
The Soldier's SanctionRobert TracinskiForeign 
Ontario's War on DoctorsGreg ShoomDomestic 
Short NotesRobert Tracinski; Robert Stubblefield; (unsigned)Misc. 
From Ayn Rand's Journals: Notes on The FountainheadAyn Rand, edited by David HarrimanMisc.Excerpt from Journals of Ayn Rand; part 1 of 2
The Myth of ScarcityAndrew LewisDomesticRadio script from The Leonard Peikoff Show
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 1997 (11:2)
The Evasion Behind the Balanced Budget AmendmentJack WakelandDomestic 
Short NotesRobert Stubblefield; Robert TracinskiMisc. 
From Ayn Rand's Journals: Notes on The FountainheadAyn Rand, edited by David HarrimanMisc.Excerpt from Journals of Ayn Rand; part 2 of 2
"Stakeholder Capitalism": A Stake in the Heart of CapitalismElan JournoDomestic 
Book Review: A Country of GiantsAndrew BernsteinBookReviews The Nerve of Foley, Held for Orders, The Daughter of a Magnate, and Whispering Smith, all by Frank Spearman
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
May 1997 (11:3)
Campaign Finance Reform: A Step Toward One-Party RuleRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Short NotesRobert Tracinski; John D. HoneycuttMisc. 
The Cross and the CurveRichard M. SalsmanDomestic 
Art vs. CommerceRobert TracinskiMovie 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 

Tables for years since 1996 are not yet completed.

Jul 1997 (11:4)
Call to the Barricades: ARI's Anti-Servitude PetitionRobert TracinskiDomestic 
The "Mystery" of Heaven's GateLeonard PeikoffDomestic 
The Fed vs. Prosperity: An Interview with Richard SalsmanRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 1997 (11:5)
Short Notes(unsigned)Misc. 
Foreword to Journals of Ayn RandLeonard PeikoffMisc.Excerpt from Journals of Ayn Rand, edited by David Harriman
Book Review: The Rule of the ZeroRobert TracinskiBookReviews The Excuse Factory, by Walter Olson
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1997 (11:6)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 1998 (12:1)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Book Review: Man the Resource CreatorElan JournoBookReviews The Ultimate Resource 2, by Julian Simon
Book Review: The Intellectual LiquidatorsStuart JohnsBookReviews The Killing of History, by Keith Windschuttle
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Feb 1998 (12:2)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 1998 (12:3)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Apr 1998 (12:4)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
May 1998 (12:5)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jun 1998 (12:6)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 1998 (12:7)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Aug 1998 (12:8)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 1998 (12:9)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
A Monument to the Death of LiteratureEdward ClineBook 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Oct 1998 (12:10)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 1998 (12:11)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Dec 1998 (12:12)
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jan 1999 (13:1)
Book Review: Why Microsoft Deserves a Moral DefenseJason CrawfordBookReviews The Microsoft Way, by Randall Stross
Feb 1999 (13:2)
A Picture Is Not an ArgumentLeonard PeikoffPhilosophyTranscript of a lecture at the Ford Hall Forum
Mar 1999 (13:3)
Apr 1999 (13:4)
May 1999 (13:5)
Book Review: Heroes and Hero WorshipAndrew BernsteinBookReviews Shane, by Jack Schaefer
Jun 1999 (13:6)
Book Reviews: An Education in NihilismAndrew HazlettBookReviews Losing Our Language, by Sandra Stotsky; The Shadow University, by Alan C. Kors and Harvey R. Silvergate; and Return of the Primitive, by Ayn Rand, edited by Peter Schwartz
Jul 1999 (13:7)
Aug 1999 (13:8)
Sep 1999 (13:9)
Oct 1999 (13:10)
Nov 1999 (13:11)
Dec 1999 (13:12)
Liberty and Morality: Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in AmericaRobert TracinskiPhilosophyPart 1 of 2
Jan 2000 (14:1)
The Climax of the MillenniumRobert TracinskiMisc. 
The Right to Live and the Right to DieAndrew BernsteinDomestic 
Short NoteRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Book Review: The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and ReadersSally Jane DriscollBookReviews The Art of Fiction, by Ayn Rand, edited by Tore Boeckmann
Liberty and Morality: Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in AmericaRobert TracinskiPhilosophyPart 2 of 2
Feb 2000 (14:2)
A Child's Right to LifeAndrew BernsteinDomestic 
Short NotesRobert Tracinski; Robert StubblefieldMisc. 
Mar 2000 (14:3)
The Reform Party and the End of IdeologyRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
An Objective View of ObjectivismDarryl WrightBookReviews On Ayn Rand, by Allan Gotthelf
Apr 2000 (14:4)
May 2000 (14:5)
Jun 2000 (14:6)
Jul 2000 (14:7)
Aug 2000 (14:8)
Sep 2000 (14:9)
Oct 2000 (14:10)
Nov 2000 (14:11)
Dec 2000 (14:12)
Jan 2001 (15:1)
Back to the Land of the BromideRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Short NotesJack Wakeland; Robert TracinskiMisc. 
Excerpts from The Art of NonfictionAyn Rand, edited by Robert MayhewMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Feb 2001 (15:2)
Clinton's 29,000 CommandmentsRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Short NotesRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Book Review: The Science of InspirationRobert TracinskiBookReviews The Art of Nonfiction, by Ayn Rand, edited by Robert Mayhew
The Anatomy of a SmearRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Mar 2001 (15:3)
A Welfare State for ReligionRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Short NotesRobert Tracinski; Shoshana MilgramMisc. 
The Fed's Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: An Interview with Richard SalsmanRobert TracinskiDomestic 
California's Green BrownoutJack WakelandDomesticPart 1 of 2
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Apr 2001 (15:4)
America's "Soft-Hearted," Soft-Headed Foreign PolicyRobert TracinskiForeign 
Short NotesC.A. Wolski; Robert TracinskiMisc. 
Hollywood's Moral PerspectiveRobert TracinskiMovie 
Introduction to The Man Who Laughs by Victor HugoShoshana MilgramBook 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
May 2001 (15:5)
California's Green BrownoutJack WakelandDomesticPart 2 of 2
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jun 2001 (15:6)
Death by a Thousand CompromisesRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Jul 2001 (15:7)
The Guilt of the ScientistsRobert TracinskiMisc. 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Aug 2001 (15:8)
The Child ManipulatorsRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Sep 2001 (15:9)
The Brave New World and Its EnemiesRobert TracinskiDomestic 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Oct 2001 (15:10)
Acts of WarRobert TracinskiForeign 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Nov 2001 (15:11)
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 
Dec 2001 (15:12)
The War to End All JihadsRobert TracinskiForeign 
Announcements(unsigned)Misc. 

Robert Tracinski Era (2002-present)

Contents of The Intellectual Activist (by issue date)
Issue Date (Volume:Number)
TitleAuthorSubjectNotes
Jan 2002 (16:1)
Feb 2002 (16:2)
Mar 2002 (16:3)
Apr 2002 (16:4)
May 2002 (16:5)
Jun 2002 (16:6)
Jul 2002 (16:7)
Aug 2002 (16:8)
Sep 2002 (16:9)
Oct 2002 (16:10)
Nov 2002 (16:11)
Dec 2002 (16:12)
Jan 2003 (17:1)
Feb 2003 (17:2)
Mar 2003 (17:3)
Apr 2003 (17:4)
May 2003 (17:5)
Jun 2003 (17:6)
Jul 2003 (17:7)
Aug 2003 (17:8)
Sep 2003 (17:9)
Oct 2003 (17:10)
Nov 2003 (17:11)
Dec 2003 (17:12)
Jan 2004 (18:1)
Feb 2004 (18:2)
Mar 2004 (18:3)
Apr 2004 (18:4)
May 2004 (18:5)
Jun 2004 (18:6)
Jul 2004 (18:7)
Aug 2004 (18:8)
Sep 2004 (18:9)
Oct 2004 (18:10)
Nov 2004 (18:11)
Dec 2004 (18:12)

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