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Ayn Rand in A-Level Curriculum in United Kingdom

IRVINE, Calif.—March 24, 2017—The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI), the leading center for the advancement of Ayn Rand’s writings and her philosophy of Objectivism, announced today that the 2017 curriculum for A-Level Politics, which is taught in secondary and pre-university schools in the United Kingdom,

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Why Ayn Rand Chose America [Video]

Video The Editors | Apr 2017

This video moment from the Ayn Rand Institute highlights novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand’s escape from Soviet Russia and why she chose to build a new life in America.

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Inside “A Companion to Ayn Rand”: Tara Smith on “Objective Law”

Blog The Editors | Sep 2016

In this installation of the Ayn Rand Institute’s new podcast series Inside “A Companion to Ayn Rand,” Don Watkins interviews Tara Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, on the chapter she authored, “Objective Law.”

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Inside “A Companion to Ayn Rand”: Adam Mossoff on “Political Theory: A Radical for Capitalism”

Blog The Editors | Sep 2016

In the latest installation of the Ayn Rand Institute’s new podcast series on A Companion to Ayn Rand, Don Watkins interviews Adam Mossoff, professor of law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, on the chapter he co-authored with Fred D. Miller, emeritus professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, “Political Theory: A Radical for Capitalism.”

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Inside “A Companion to Ayn Rand”: Harry Binswanger on “The Objectivist Esthetics”

Blog The Editors | Sep 2016

In this final installation of the Ayn Rand Institute’s podcast series Inside “A Companion to Ayn Rand,” Don Watkins interviews Harry Binswanger, a member of ARI’s board of directors and author of How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation, on the chapter he contributed, “The Objectivist Esthetics: Art and the Needs of a Conceptual Consciousness.”

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Today on The Yaron Brook Show: How Ayn Rand Changed the World

Blog The Editors | Feb 2015

On today’s episode of The Yaron Brook Show, Yaron celebrated Ayn Rand’s 110th birthday and ARI’s 30th anniversary. Topics included: How Ayn Rand changed the world; Ayn Rand’s view of selfishness; the launch of ARI Europe; why Medicare is immoral.

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Watch Now: A Discussion on Ayn Rand’s We the Living

Blog The Editors | Jul 2017

Last week, the Cato Institute hosted a theatrical reading of selected scenes from Ayn Rand’s We the Living/The Unconquered. In the panel discussion that followed, ARI’s Onkar Ghate commented on several topics, including Ayn Rand’s development as a writer, the difference between teaching philosophy and dramatizing it in a novel, and the value of a plot that’s driven by conflicts between good people.