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ARI Gives Away Its Four-Millionth Free Book

On February 8, the Ayn Rand Institute celebrated a significant milestone in its Free Books to Teachers program. Robert Begley, development specialist at ARI, presented a framed copy of ARI’s four-millionth free book, The Fountainhead, to Bayside High School English teacher Allan Weissmann. This is particularly noteworthy because 2018 happens to be the 75th anniversary of this best-selling Ayn Rand novel.
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Watch Now: Why Ayn Rand Came to America

Ayn Rand was born this day — February 2 — in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1905. Twenty-one years later, she escaped the Soviet Union and made the journey to America, never to return. Here is the transcript from a short video describing why.
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Ayn Rand Memorabilia Up for Auction: From Ayn Rand’s Kitchen

Odds are that you’ve never considered buying dish towels once owned by Ayn Rand. But here are three of them, including one with a cat motif and another in her favorite blue-green color. This set also comes with a gorgeously framed reproduction of two handwritten manuscript pages from Atlas Shrugged. (The majority of this material was cut from the final published book.) Hear our heroine, Dagny Taggart, reflects on the joys of fixing breakfast. Proxy bidding is available!
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Ayn Rand Memorabilia Up for Auction: From Ayn Rand’s Library

Up for auction on September 28, 2017, are three hardback books owned by Ayn Rand at the time of her death. All contain penciled marginal notes. Bureaucracy by Ludwig von Mises, Reason and Analysis by Brand Blanshard, and How to Think Creatively by Eliot Hutchinson can all be won even without attending our NYC auction in person (proxy bidding is available). Note: These books will be auctioned singly, not as a lot.
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Yaron Brook Returns to The Rubin Report

Yaron Brook's previous videos on The Rubin Report have garnered more than 300,000 views in the year they've been online. Now Brook has returned with a new interview, being released in parts beginning with "Morality, Religion and Free Speech."

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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