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.
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.
Did you know that Ayn Rand kept a file folder called “Pictures I Like”? At our upcoming auction on September 28, 2017, you can win a beautifully framed reproduction of a postcard she saved, plus a replica statue of the artwork it depicts. Proxy bidding is available!
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!
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.
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."
This October marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand’s magnum opus. In celebration of this anniversary, ARI is sponsoring The Atlas Project, an online discussion group about the book.