Tara Smith, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas – Austin, recently addressed an audience of approximately two hundred and fifty members of the intelligence community, imparting an Objectivist perspective on the nature and value of objectivity as a safeguard against politicized or biased military intelligence.
“The creation of John Galt was Ayn Rand’s life story,” said Shoshana Milgram, “and telling about it allowed me to spend time not only with the character she brought to life but with the process of dramatization.” To celebrate the 60th publication anniversary of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, we’re talking to the authors of chapters in Robert Mayhew’s book Essays on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”
“Does Silicon Valley Need Even More Ayn Rand to Fix Its Ethical Crisis?” That’s the title of a recent interview with Yaron Brook, executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, in online publication Quartz.
Sam Weaver, a student at Davidson College in North Carolina and current intern at ARI, recently completed the first year of ARI’s Objectivist Academic Center three-year program. He shares his thoughts on the value of the intellectual training program.
Today, June 15, we’ll livestream no less than three talks: “Who Killed Speed? A Murder Mystery History of Aviation”; “Creating a Career That You Love (Guilt-Free)”; and “Free Trade, Immigration and Robots, Oh My!”
Tomorrow, June 10, Onkar Ghate will give a talk titled Productive Achievement: Man’s “Noblest Activity,” in which he will explore what Objectivism means by the virtue of productiveness and discusses aspects of our culture’s positive and negative attitudes toward producers and productive activity.
John Galt’s iconic speech is arguably the most memorable chapter in Ayn Rand’s masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged. That’s why this month we continue our celebration of sixty years of Atlas Shrugged with “A Study of Galt’s Speech” by Onkar Ghate.