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WATKINS: The basic difference between our book and most political books is that ours is philosophic. We try to get underneath today’s superficial debates, and tackle the important issues that will determine the direction of this country.
In evaluating Ayn Rand, as with any subject, it is important for us to make our own decisions regarding the truth of her philosophy. Pick up one of her novels or essays and draw your own conclusions.
Because her philosophy inspires our articles, we wholeheartedly recommend our readers take advantage of this offer of free books by Ayn Rand.
we are always enthusiastic to share news of opportunities to learn more about the Objectivist ideas that inform our editorial perspective, especially opportunities for students. We’d like to pass along news of two great summer opportunities for students interested in learning more about Ayn Rand and her ideas.
Through a series of interviews with prominent entrepreneurs and experts on Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, the new documentary Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged attempts to explain why the novel is so popular, and just how its predictions have come true.
In the wake of the release of the Atlas Shrugged movie, Ayn Rand’s prominence in the culture has increased, and people who had previously not been aware of her are taking notice. Notably, Christian groups are now starting to point out the hypocrisy of Republicans who praise both Ayn Rand and Jesus. As Eric Sapp […]
In a piece called “Ayn Rand is an Adolescent Sociopath”, Eli Gottlieb of the UMass/Amherst Daily Collegianwrote: In recent times, American society has brought forth one of the most bizarre ideological aberrations that I’ve ever seen: the radical individualist. This person not only considers himself so special that he should have no obligations to anything […]
Objectivists Expand Presence The Stanford Review, January 8, 2010 Dear editors, Jordan Carr claims that a revival of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism at Stanford does not result from any “attitudinal shift” among students. Instead, he thinks, a philosophy that upholds reason, egoism and capitalism is appealing to college students merely because they have “minimal […]
Elliot Gerson, secretary of the Rhodes trust, points to an interesting trend: In the past thirty or so years, Rhodes Scholars have disproportionately chosen to go into Wall Street careers. He writes: “Only three American Rhodes scholars in the 1970s (out of 320) went directly into business from Oxford; by the late 1980s the number […]
In our parents’ generation, academia was a bastion of secularism, and a threat to religion. Amid peace and love, political activism, one small step for man and several giant leaps in science and technology, college campuses had little room for faith. The picture today is quite different. Religion has returned full force into American colleges, […]