In today’s note on his private list, Harry Binswanger called attention to something that I found has become a habit of mine recently: jumping to the editorial section of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to see which letters-to-the-editor have been written by Objectivists.
Yet another one was published yesterday, a letter by James G. Lennox, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburg, defending Charles Darwin’s achievements. Letters critical of Barack Obama’s health plan, by Richard Ralston of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine (AFCM), and Dr. Paul Hsieh of Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM), were published on the same day last week. On the very next day, Dr. Ralph Whaley’s letter pointing out an individual’s ownership of his own organs was printed. David Rafner had a letter published the week before last, concisely defending principles against pragmatism. Dr. Hsieh had another letter printed in the WSJ last month. There are others, too, that I can’t quite put my finger on. (I am pretty sure Alex Epstein of ARI had a letter printed not too long ago, and my own letter was published earlier this year.)