In this video, Jon Hersey, managing editor of The Objective Standard, argues that four thinkers, Aristotle, Rand, Plato, and Kant, are the key to understanding some of history’s most brilliant eras — and its darkest — as well as the modern-day culture war that seemingly divides us so profoundly. Whose ideas, for example, dominated during […]
It was at the ripe-old age of 12 that Ayn Rand first heard the Communist principle that Man must exist for the sake of the state. That’s what started it all. Rand’s writing and her philosophy, Objectivism, were direct responses to that immoral idea — and they have touched hundreds of millions of lives. Rand’s […]
When we think of terms such as capitalism, individualism, or selfishness, one name comes to mind: Ayn Rand. But what makes Rand so significant?
In this video, you’ll learn about Objectivism: Rand’s philosophy of rights, man’s rational judgment, and unforced human action. (Learn more about Rand and Objectivism in our “Legends of Liberty” blog series: https://www.learnliberty.org/blog/legends-of-liberty-ayn-rand/.) You’ll hear Rush paying tribute to Rand through unique lyrics and dynamite rock and roll. You’ll even be introduced to Rush’s mastermind, Neil Peart, by the most unlikely of sources: Jack Black from School of Rock.
To make a coherent defense of liberty, it is important not to neglect the philosophical and moral considerations that underpin our individual rights.
Since its publication in 1957, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged continues to have a lasting impact and remains a cornerstone of pro-liberty literature
A president who truly understood Rand’s philosophy would not be cozying up to Putin, bullying companies to keep manufacturing plants in the United States, or promising “insurance for everybody.”
If you’re interested in Ayn Rand’s writing and will be attending the International Students for Liberty Conference, come a day early and learn about Ayn Rand’s unique and integrated moral-philosophical argument and its connection to a free society. The seminar will examine three of her essays, “The Objectivist Ethics,” “Man’s Rights,” and “What Is Capitalism” […]
Author Ayn Rand is one of the most divisive thinkers of the modern era, but does her work hint at themes that are common to most if not all of us? In honor of her birthday, take a moment to reflect on whether or not you would want to live in the world Rand created […]