Dr. Chris Matthew Sciabarra - Bibliography


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Works by Chris Sciabarra

See Chris' site for the links, selected essays and a bio


Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism

(2000, University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State Press)

Co-editor with Mimi Reisel Gladstein, Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand [series: Re-Reading the Canon] (1999, University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State Press)

Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical

(1995, University Park, Pennsylvania: Penn State Press)

Marx, Hayek, and Utopia [series: Philosophy of the Social Sciences] (1995, Albany, New York: State University of New York Press)


Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation, Cape Town, South Africa: Leap Publishing; A SOLO Initiative, 2003

Ayn Rand: Her Life and Thought, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: Institute for Objectivist Studies (now The Objectivist Center); Principal Source (now The Objectivism Store), 1999


"Atlas Shrugged: Manifesto for a New Radicalism," in Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion, edited by Edward W. Younkins (forthcoming, Ashgate, Spring 2007).

"Ayn Rand," Encyclopedia of the Counterculture

(forthcoming, Spring 2006).

"Nathaniel Branden" and "Ayn Rand," Encyclopedia of Libertarianism (forthcoming, 2006).

"Karl Marx" and "Libertarianism," International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, edited by Jens Beckert and Milan Zafirovski

(London and New York: Routledge, 2006)

"The Growing Industry in Rand Scholarship," in Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond, edited by Edward W. Younkins (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. 2005)

"Ayn Rand," The Encyclopedia of New York State, edited by Peter Eisenstadt and Laura-Eve Moss, foreword by Carole F. Huxley (New York: Syracuse University Press, 2005)

"Objectivism" and "Ayn Rand," Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd edition, edited by Lawrence C. Becker and Charlotte B. Becker (New York and London: Routledge, 2001)

"Ayn Rand," in American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies, Supplement IV, Part 2: Susan Howe to Gore Vidal, edited by A. Walton Litz and Molly Weigel (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996). [This essay expanded, updated, and published in monograph format as Ayn Rand: Her Life and Thought, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: Institute for Objectivist Studies (now The Objectivist Center); Principal Source (now The Objectivism Store), 1999]


"The Rand Transcript, Revisited," The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 7, no. 1 (Fall 2005): 1-17

"Introduction: Ayn Rand Among the Austrians," The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 6, no. 2 (Spring 2005): 241-50.

"The Illustrated Rand," The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 6, no. 1 (Fall 2004): 1-20.

Labor History Revisionism: A Libertarian Analysis of the Pullman Strike, Historical Notes No. 46 (6 October 2003), Libertarian Alliance (also in PDF version) [first publication of Sciabarra's undergraduate senior honors thesis in history].

"Rand, Rock, and Radicalism," The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 5, no. 1 (Fall 2003): 229-41

"Recent Work: Ayn Rand," Philosophical Books 44, no. 1 (January 2003): 42-52. PDF available for those with access rights. [A revised version of this article was published in Philosophers of Capitalism, edited by Edward W. Younkins)

"Ayn Rand in the Scholarly Literature II: Rand, Rush, and Rock," The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 4, no. 1 (Fall 2002): 161-85

"Reply to Roderick Long: Dialectical Libertarianism: All Benefits, No Hazards," The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 3, no. 2 (Spring 2002): 381-99

"Ayn Rand in the Scholarly Literature" (with Gregory R. Johnson), The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 3, no. 1 (Fall 2001): 165-69

"The Rand Transcript," The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 1, no. 1 (Fall 1999): 1-26

"Are We All Dialecticians Now?: Reply to MacGregor and Friedman," Critical Review 12, no. 3 (Summer 1998): 283-99

"A Renaissance in Rand Scholarship," Reason Papers, no. 23 (Fall 1998): 132-59

"Reply to Critics: Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical: A Work in Progress," Reason Papers, no. 22 (Fall 1997): 25-38

"Response to Tibor Machan," Critical Review 4, no. 3 (Summer 1990): 473-477.

"From Aristotle to Marx: Review of Scott Meikle's Essentialism in the Thought of Karl Marx," Critical Review 4, nos. 1-2 (Winter 1990): 61-73

"Ayn Rand's Critique of Ideology," Reason Papers 14 (Spring 1989): 34-47

"Marx on the Precipice of Utopia: Review of Kevin Brien's Marx, Reason, and the Art of Freedom," Critical Review (Fall 1988): 76-81

"Response to Tibor Machan," Critical Review 2 (Spring/Summer 1988): 227-229

"The Crisis of Libertarian Dualism," Critical Review 1 (Fall 1987): 86-99

"Government and the Railroads During World War I," Historian 20, (May 1980): 31-45. [Re-published on 3 September 2003, Historical Notes No. 45, Libertarian Alliance as Government and the Railroads During World War I: Political Capitalism and the Death of Enterprise (also in PDF version).]


(See also this index for additional links for articles initially published on SOLO-HQ.)

"Dialectics and Liberty," The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty (September 2005): 37-41 [see also PDF version onsite]

"Ten Years After," The Free Radical 67 (July-August 2005): 20. Discussion archived here. PDF available

"Reason, Passion, and History," Notablog (20 July 2005)

"The Ayn Rand Centenary: Taking It Personally," The Free Radical 66 (April-May 2005): 20. PDF available

"Miklos Rozsa: A Singular Life," The Free Radical 65 (February-March 2005): 13-16. PDF available

"The Rand Centenary Issues," The Free Radical 65 (February-March 2005): 11. PDF available

"Ayn Rand: A Centennial Appreciation," The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty (January-February 2005): 12-15

"The Fountainhead Sings," Navigator 7, no. 10 (December 2004): 26-27.

"Honoring Ayn Rand: Ayn Rand's Radical Methodology," Navigator 7, no. 10 (December 2004): 19

"Letters: Polling Pink," Liberty 19, no. 2 (February 2005): 4

"I Told You So," SOLO HQ (21 November 2004). Discussion archived here. PDF available

"Like a Man Possessed: Review of Armando Cesari's book, Mario Lanza: An American Tragedy" [with inset on the song, "I'll Walk With God"], The Free Radical 64 (October-November 2004): 26-29. PDF available

"It's Time to Move On," SOLO HQ (18 September 2004)

"Caught Up in The Rapture," The Free Radical 63 (August-September 2004): 18-23. PDF available

"Bush Wins!," The Free Radical 62 (June-July 2004): 5. PDF available

"Homo Hijackers? (2): Sciabarra's Rejoinder to Firehammer," The Free Radical 62 (June-July 2004): 12-13. PDF available

"In Praise of Hijacking," The Free Radical 61 (April-May 2004): 20-24. PDF available

"Celebrating the Great American Songbook," The Free Radical 60 (February-March 2004): 20-21 [also published on SOLO HQ with an archived discussion] PDF available

"A Question of Loyalty: A 'Saddamite' Responds to Perigo," The Free Radical 59 (November 2003/January 2004): 9-11. PDF available

"The Professionalization of Ayn Rand Scholarship," SOLO HQ (2 December 2003)

"Privacy and Civilization," The Free Radical 58 (September/October 2003): 6. PDF available

"On Weighing War," Navigator 6, nos. 7-8 (July/August 2003): 3

"The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies: Four Years and Counting," The Free Radical 57 (July/August 2003): 10-11. PDF available

"Understanding the Global Crisis: Reclaiming Rand's Radical Legacy," The Free Radical 56 (May/June 2003): 16-22. PDF available

"Was genau war russisch an Ayn Rand? [What was especially Russian about Ayn Rand?]," eigentümlich frei 34 (Mai 2003): 22-24

"Objectivism and Homosexuality: Ayn Rand and Beyond," The Free Radical 53 (September / October 2002): 29-31. [Warning: Contains Nudity. Please note: The conclusion of the series was republished in its intended form in The Free Radical 54 (November 2002/February 2003): 38-40.] Notices on the series were published in the newsletter of the Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy (Winter 2003): 4-5]

"How I Became a Libertarian," LewRockwell.com (19 December 2002). A book project edited by Walter Block

"Partisanship vs. Objectivity in Ayn Rand Scholarship," SOLO HQ (22 October 2002)

"Objectivism and Homosexuality, Part 4 in a Series: The Times They are a Changin'," The Free Radical 52 (June/July 2002): 10-14

"Objectivism and Homosexuality, Part 3 in a Series: The Horror File," The Free Radical 51 (April/May 2002): 28-31

"Reflections: George V. Walsh, R.I.P.," Liberty 16, no. 2 (February 2002): 22

"Still More Tributes: To Jack Schwartzman," Fragments 40, no. 1 (January 2002): 16

"Personal Reflections from New York," The Free Radical 50 (December 2001 / January 2002): 32-33

"Letters to the Editor: TFR 49, White," The Free Radical 50 (December 2001 / January 2002): 42

"Objectivism and Homosexuality, Part 2: The Rattigan Society," The Free Radical 49 (October/November 2001): 34. This part was republished on the site of The Rattigan Society

"The Day After in New York," SOLO HQ (12 September 2001)

"Objectivism and Homosexuality -- Again," The Free Radical 48 (August/September 2001): 20-21

"Hin zu einem dialektischen Liberalismus," Neue-Politik (August 2001)

"Dialectics and The Art of Nonfiction," The Free Radical 47 (June/July 2001): 42-43

"Objectivism and Academe: The Progress, The Politics, The Promise," Enlightenment On-Line Conference (15 February 2001; 23 March 2001)

"The U.S. Elections - 2," The Free Radical 45 (February/March 2001): 25

"Total Freedom," The Ludwig von Mises Institute On-Line Magazine (November/December 2000)

"The American Election," The Free Radical 44 (November 2000/January 2001): 32

"TFR 42: Ted Allen versus Chris Sciabarra," The Free Radical 44 (November 2000/January 2001): 42-43

"Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand: The Debate Continues," The Free Radical 40 (March / April 2000): 30-31

"Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand: The Debate Continues," The Free Radical 39 (December 1999/February 2000): 26

"Scary Sciabarra!: Sciabarra Responds," The Free Radical 39 (December 1999/February 2000): 34-35

"Curiouser and Curiouser," Liberty 13, no. 12 (December 1999): 17

"A New New York," The Free Radical 38 (October/November 1999): 31

"Investigation: The Search for Ayn Rand's Russian Roots," Liberty 13, no. 10 (October 1999): 47-50

"Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand: The Debate Continues," The Free Radical 37 (August/September 1999)

"The First Libertarian," Liberty 13, no. 8 (August 1999): 48-50

"Re: Jeff Walker's The Ayn Rand Cult," Full Context 11, no. 6 (July/August 1999): 9-10.

"Reply to Robert White," The Free Radical 36 (June/July 1999): 25

"Rand Leaves Her Stamp on Philatelic History," Full Context 11, no. 5 (May/June 1999): 11

Contributor to Forum: "The Ideas of Ayn Rand Still Provoke Both Scorn and Great Enthusiasm," Chronicle of Higher Education XLV, no. 34 (30 April 1999): B10.

"Books for Rand Studies," Full Context 11, no. 4 (March/April 1999): 9-11

"Bowdlerizing Ayn Rand," Liberty 11, no. 1 (September 1998)

"Russian Radical Rand Revisited," The Free Radical 29 (March/April 1998): 20

"Film review -- Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life," Full Context 10, no. 6 (February 1998): 13-14

"Toward a New Radicalism (För en ny radiklaism)," Marknadskraften (1997)

"Dialectics 101," Full Context (September 1996): 8-9

"Response to David Oyerly," Full Context (September 1996): 11

"The Dialectic of Context," Liberty 9, no. 5 (May 1996): 8

"Rethinking Rand's Roots: Reply to James Lennox," Reason (May 1996): 12-13

"Response to Howard S. Katz," Full Context (April 1996): 12

"Rand the Living - Book Review: Letters of Ayn Rand," Reason (November 1995): 52-54

"Letters: In Rand's Way," Liberty 9, no. 2 (November 1995)

"Letters: Exchange Between David M. Brown and Chris M. Sciabarra," Full Context (October 1995): 10-12

"Book Review: Nathaniel Branden's The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem," Full Context (October 1995): 7-10

"Letter: Libertarianism vs. Conservatism," Full Context (January 1995)

"Letter: Peikoff and Hegel," Full Context (May 1993)

"Rothbard's Libertarianism," Liberty 4, no. 3 (January 1991): 56-62


"R. W. Bradford: 1947-2005: Ayn Rand and Coney Island," Liberty 20, no. 3 (March 2006): 28-29

"Remembering the World Trade Center: Patrick Burke," Notablog (8 September 2005)

"SOLO HQ-Objectipedia Entries: Ditko, Steve; Miller, Frank; Rush; The Simpsons (9 July 2004)

"Alphabet Soup," New York Daily News (25 February 2004): 30

"Remembering the World Trade Center: My Friend Ray," Not a Blog (9 September 2003)

"A Day in the Bronx with Ron Guidry," Not a Blog (24 August 2003)

"Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?," The Light of Reason (16 August 2003, 2:49 p.m.)

"Spreading Objectivism: Tips on Getting Published in Popular Media," The Free Radical 55 (March/April 2003): 22

"The Eighth Sin," Film Score Monthly 8, no. 1 (January 2003): 9, 44

"An old theater is reborn to the sounds of West Side Story: Long Live the Good Ol' Days," Film Score Monthly 7, no. 9 (November 2002): 15, 48

"News Flash: West Side Story Meets the Orpheum," Marquee Quarterly, Theatre Historical Society of America (29 October 2002)

"SOLO Testimonials: New York, August 9-11 2002," The Free Radical 53 (September/October 2002): 24-25

"Remembering the World Trade Center: New York, New York," Light of Reason (11 September 2002)

"Big Town Classic Characters: New Yorkers of the American Imagination: From The Fountainhead: Howard Roark," New York Daily News (26 July 2002): 43

"Racial Profiling," Jazz Times (June 2001): 18

"The Subtle Racism of 'Jazz'," Just Jazz Guitar (May 2001): 122

"The Paradox of Eminem: Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?," The Free Radical 46 (April/May 2001): 2-7. [Reprinted excerpts in "Commentary," Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy (Spring/Summer 2001): 5-7. Also adapted for use in the course, "Backlash Against Women," taught by Tugce Arikan at Bilkent University, Bilkent Ankara, Turkey, for the week 9-13 December 2002, highlighting "Misogyny in Music.")

"The Power of Competition," Liberty 15, no. 1 (January 2001): 22

"Desert Island Discs," Free Radical Online, SOLO Forum (2001)

"Books and a Movie III," Spintech Magazine (12 December 2000)

"The Politics of Culture and the Culture of Politics," The Free Radical 43 (September/October 2000): 19

"The Laramie Project: Fighting Gay Panic and The Culture of Hate," The Free Radical 42 (July/August 2000): 23

"Why 'Ben-Hur' is My Favorite Movie," The Daily Objectivist (21 April 2000)

"Meanspirited," New York Daily News (26 January 2000): 36

"How to Lead a More Integrated Life this Holiday Season," The Daily Objectivist (17 December 1999)

"Randian Hermeneutic: The Dialectical Meaning of 'Charlie's Angels'," The Daily Objectivist (8 November 1999)

"Principal was Promoted on Merit, Not Transferred Under a Cloud," Staten Island Advance 113, no. 26,583 (23 March 1999): A23

"Books and a Movie: My Choices," Spintech Magazine (12 December 1998)

"Review: Chuck Wayne Tribute," Just Jazz Guitar, no. 17 (November 1998): 5

"Movietune Review: The Rhino Soundtrack Recording of Ben-Hur," (1998)

"Driving Us Crazy," New York Daily News (27 July 1997), 50

"A Few More Words for 'White Boys'," Billboard (24 August 1996): 4

"All that Jazz," Total TV [now TV Guide] (4-10 November 1995): 1

"The Geography of Freedom: Straight Outta Brooklyn," Liberty 8, no. 5 (May 1995): 45-46, 49

"Wrong to Trumpet Musical Segregation," New York Daily News (3 May 1992): 2

"Misdirected," New York Daily News (11 September 1991): 32

"Counterpunch: Motivated by Envy?," New York Daily News (20 November 1988): B2

"Today's Protest Music," Billboard (21 July 1984): 14

"A Warning," New York Daily News (5 February 1978): 47


"Super Bowl Sunday Live Chat: Sciabarra at ifeminists.com," Talkopolis (30 January 2000)

Mimi Reisel Gladstein and Chris Matthew Sciabarra on Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand, by Don L. Tiggre for The Freedom Channel (21 April 1999)

Chris Matthew Sciabarra in Virtual Con 1 (14 November 1998) [CD-Rom]

Panel Discussion: Freedom in the 21st Century -- Obstacles and Opportunities in Virtual Con 1, with Fred Foldvary, Wendy McElroy, Peter McWilliams, Sheldon Richman, and Eric Schansberg (14 November 1998) [CD-Rom]

Ayn Rand: The Woman Behind the Myth (Liberty Book Club, 1995) [Audio and Video Tape Available; Liberty Conference, Tacoma, Washington, 3 September 1995]


"Interview with Sunni Maravillosa," Sunni's Salon (18 August 2005)

"Interview with Sébastien Caré," Notablog (17 August 2005)

"Intellectual Affairs: This, That and the Other Thing," by Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed (3 March 2005)

"Ayn Rand at 100," by Cathy Young, Reason (March 2005)

"Ayn Rand's Campus Radicals," by Christopher Shea, The Boston Globe (13 February 2005)

"Intellectual Affairs: Among the Randroids," by Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed (10 February 2005)

"Assessing Rand at Centenary," by Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer (30 January 2005)

"20 Books That Changed America," by Jerome Kramer, Book Magazine no. 29 (July/August 2003): 59-62

"Ilana Mercer on The Mark Scott Show," where the guest and host speak of Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical (26 December 2002)

"Academia: Rand Rebuffed: McGill refuses funding to study a leading right-wing writer," by Terry O'Neill, The Report 29, no. 17 (2 September 2002): 52

"Write Stuff: The Appeal of Ayn Rand to GLBT Youth," by Lisa Neff, Chicago Free Press (June 2002): 38

"The Dying of the Light," by Richard Speer, Navigator 5, no. 3 (March 2002): 7-14

"I'm Not Alone in My Shock," by Karen Zautyk, New York Daily News (6 January 2002): 38 [in answer to Zautyk's column on 9-11: "Yeah, Sure, Get on With Our Lives," New York Daily News (2 January 2002): 31]

"Ayn Rand pa vag att omvarderas," by Johan Norberg, Svenska Dagbladet (12 March 2001)

"Ayn Rand: Elitismens og Turbokapitalismens Jordmor?," by Thomas Gramstad, Morgenbladet nr. 8, 23 (February 2001)

"Interview with Chris Matthew Sciabarra," by Peter Jaworski, The Free Radical 45 (February/March 2001): 26-28

"Interview with Chris Matthew Sciabarra," by William and Karen Minto, Full Context 13, no. 1 (September/October 2000): 1, 3-11

"Higher Ed: The Polecat Makes a Comeback--Gettin' Randy," by Norah Vincent, The Village Voice (15-21 March 2000): 14

"Two Russias," by Thomas L. Knapp, The American Partisan Magazine (13 March 2000)

"Ayn Rand: Philosopher for a New Millennium?," by Russell Madden, Laissez Faire City Times 4, no. 6 (7 February 2000)

"The New Intellectuals: A Profile of Ayn Rand," by Peter Jaworski, The Queen's Journal 127, no. 29 (1 February 2000): 14-15

"The Annus Mirabilis of Chris Matthew Sciabarra: Chris Sciabarra: Objectivism's Matchmaker," by Roger Donway, Navigator (January 2000): 10-15

"Ayn Rand Goes to College," by Andy Lamey, National Post (8 January 2000)

"Ayn Rand: Still Spouting," The Economist (27 November - 3 December 1999): 88-89

"Alan's Bubble," by Edward Chancellor, Prospect (November 1999): 21-25

"Hot Type: Ayn Rand Journal Debuts," The Chronicle of Higher Education XLVI, no. 3 (10 September 1999): A26

"Commentary on 'Philosopher of the Heroes'," by Thomas Gramstad, Morgenbladet (August 1999)

"The Heirs of Ayn Rand: Has Objectivism Gone Subjective?," by Scott McLemee, Lingua Franca 9, no. 6 (September 1999): 45-55

"It's Rayning Rand," by Cathy Young in Detroit News (12 June 1999) [syndicated appearance in Jewish World Review, 11 June 1999]

"The Enduring Appeal and Controversy of Ayn Rand," by Carlin Romano in the Arts and Entertainment section of The Philadelphia Inquirer (23 May 1999)

"Rand'$ $tory: A New Postage Stamp and a Cable-Television Movie Demonstrate that this Goddess of Individualism still makes her Presence felt 17 years after Her Death," by Michael Rust in Insight 15, no. 20 (31 May 1999), 10-13, 39

"Ayn Rand Has Finally Caught the Attention of Scholars: New Books and Research Projects Involve Philosophy, Political Theory, Literary Criticism, and Feminism," by Jeff Sharlet in Chronicle of Higher Education xlv, no. 31 (9 April 1999), A17-A18

"Online Education May Impact Foreign Recruitment," by Robert Sedgwick in World Education News & Reviews (WENR) 12, no. 2 (March/April 1999), 8-9, 11

"Chris Matthew Sciabarra on Ayn Rand and Society: An Interview by Alberto Mingardi," City Times Interviews with Laissez-Faire Thinkers (1998)

"Ayn Rand: The Object of His Affection," by Leif B. Strickland, San Diego Union-Tribune (11 August 1998)

"Observer's Notebook: Rand Among Gays," by Paul Varnell, Windy City Times (26 March 1998): 15

Interview, "In the Absence of God," premier episode of six-part series for Finnish-Swedish TV, YLE Public Service State Broadcast Channel. Helsinki (10 November 1997)

Research Assistant (on-screen credit), Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, a film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, directed, produced, and written by Michael Paxton. Released by Strand Releasing; premiere 1997-98

Interview, Amazon.com Talks to Chris Matthew Sciabarra

"Interview with Chris Sciabarra," Full Context 8, no. 1 (September 1995): 1, 3-9

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I've seen some of the additional material for the book, Stephen, and it is going to be a fantastic update for the first edition, which was a blockbuster in its own right.

There are few people in the movement from whom I've learned so much and by whom I've had my vision expanded so much as the good doctor Sciabarra.


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