Wonderful! The New York Times has a positive short comment on The Objective Standard, under the title of “Rand Redux.” (Obviously, the bit about TOS being a Canadian journal is inaccurate, but that’s very minor.)
Here it is, in full:
The Objective Standard is a new Canadian journal based on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. The first issue opens with an editorial statement that advances the magazine’s point of view with admirable forthrightness.
Altruism is not good for one’s life. If accepted and practiced consistently, it leads to death. This is what Jesus did. If accepted and practiced inconsistently, it retards one’s life and leads to guilt. This is what most altruists do. An altruist might not die from his morality — so long as he cheats on it — but nor will he live fully. Insofar as a person acts against the requirements of his life and happiness, he will not make the most of his life. …
Egoism is good for one’s life. If accepted and practiced consistently, it leads to a life of happiness. If accepted and practiced inconsistently — well, there is no reason to be inconsistent here. Why not live a life of happiness. Why sacrifice at all? What reason is there to do so? In the entire history of philosophy, the number of answers to this question is exactly zero.