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17 minutes ago, Eiuol said:

I don't know why people keep saying "affair". It was a nonmonogamous relationship with the consent of those involved or connected, that ended badly. 

Typically a sexual affair is kept secret from the spouses, but that's not part of the definitions I've seen. There is such a thing as an open affair.

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21 minutes ago, Eiuol said:

I don't know why people keep saying "affair". It was a nonmonogamous relationship with the consent of those involved or connected, that ended badly. 

Well, Okay. At that time it would have had a lot of bad consequences for her to admit anything like that. (I don't want to get side tracked on the word "affair" but I do wonder why you have a problem with it).

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On 8/19/2021 at 7:37 PM, MisterSwig said:

Typically a sexual affair is kept secret from the spouses, but that's not part of the definitions I've seen. There is such a thing as an open affair.

The definition for a moralizing Christian maybe. "Socially unsanctioned romantic relationship with another partner" basically. It's a word used as negative moral judgment. I think more people feel so strong about this whole thing because they freak out about non-monogamy. Let's be honest here: if there was no breakup, and they told everyone when they were happy about their nonmonogamous relationship, someone would have been condemned as Satan reincarnate. And it probably would have been Branden still. 

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We interviewed Richard Salsman in the latest episode. He is a bit unique in the Objectivist movement, having at some point associated or worked with ARI, TOS as well as TAS now. We go over his long history in the movement, his thoughts on schisms involving Peikoff, Kelley, McCaskey, Brook, Biddle, and Barney. We also discuss his latest book, Where Have All the Capitalists Gone?, and Rand's definition of "capitalism." Check it out!

 

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Scott and I have a small debate over the issue of open versus closed Objectivism. Everyone seems to agree that "open" and "closed" are metaphors which need literal explanations. I propose that "open" refers to Objectivism as a common noun, i.e., a class of Objectivist philosophies; while "closed" refers to Objectivism as a proper noun, i.e., the specific philosophy of Ayn Rand. Take a listen!

 

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We had Robert Bidinotto on the podcast. He was an investigative journalist and active in the Objectivist movement for many years. He now writes vigilante thriller novels centered around his hero Dylan Hunter. The first part of this episode focuses on his history in the nonfiction world of journalism and Objectivism, while the second half (52:00) is about his fiction writing and thoughts on justice. Check it out!

 

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