Peter Schwartz, distinguished fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and author of In Defense of Selfishness, recently published an article in The Hill in which he explains what it means to truly put “America First."
Today we at ARI will unapologetically celebrate Columbus Day — and so should you. Why? Because Columbus Day celebrates the life-promoting core of Western Civilization; namely, reason and individualism.
What motivates the Islamic terrorists? Why are our intellectuals unable and unwilling to recognize the moral distinction between America and her enemies? Why are those thought leaders busy philosophically disarming America?
What specific principles lead the heroes of Atlas Shrugged to go on strike? And what does it look like for an individual or a movement to implement these principles today in a world that resembles that of the novel in some ways but not in others? What decisions do we face that are analogous to those faced by the protagonists, and what can we learn from the novel about which course is right and which wrong?
Today, September 14, you are invited to join Elan Journo, ARI director of Policy Research, and Steve Simpson, ARI director of Legal Studies, as they discuss freedom, American values, their new books and ARI’s ongoing efforts to promote a more rational culture.