Culture & Society
Many educated people today dismiss free will as an illusion and instead view themselves and other people as determined by their environment and their genetics. Objectivism offers a very different view.
Fox News contributor and hedge fund manager Jonathan Hoenig will emcee two upcoming Ayn Rand Institute public events, in New York City and Chicago, titled “Building a Future of Reason and Capitalism.” In a recent interview he shared some personal thoughts on the importance of ARI and what others can expect to gain by attending.
On February 4, four of the Ayn Rand Institute’s top experts will appear in New York City to discuss the future of the Objectivist movement in light of the November 2016 elections, the new administration in Washington, D.C., and the overall status of the culture.
Culture & Society
In this episode of The Yaron Brook Show, originally airing live from London on October 23, Yaron Brook describes some of his impressions of Europe. He discusses our age’s fundamental conflict between reason and mysticism and explains how mysticism conditions people to authoritarianism. Brook also examines the relation between mysticism and socialism and how Progressive education mass-produces ignorant emotionalists. And more!
Yaron Brook, executive director of ARI, updates us on the Institute’s current projects and recent successes — as well as its future goals and other exciting news. This video was recorded on June 30, 2014, at Objectivist Summer Conference 2014 (OCON2014) at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
Hundreds of you have already responded to our offer of a daily email with links to this blog, Voices for Reason. It's with pleasure that we now announce Coffee with Reason to fulfill that promise.
Science & Industrialization
I wrapped up my speaking tour of the South last Thursday by giving my Darwin talk at UNC, Charlotte. It was a very nice way to celebrate Darwin’s 200th birthday, although nobody brought any cake, unfortunately.