At New Ideal, we explore pressing cultural issues from the perspective of Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism.
Here you will not find the categories that define today’s intellectual world. We are neither of the right nor the left, but we reject “the center.” We are atheists, but we are for reason, not merely against religion. We champion science, but also free will. We are staunch individualists, but also moralists—embracing a new kind of morality, in which selfishness is a virtue and none of us is bound to be our brother’s keeper. We don’t just oppose “big government,” we eagerly support the right kind of government—one limited to protecting individual rights. We are for real freedom—freedom that includes a woman’s right to abortion, an individual’s right to speak his mind on any subject, and a businessman’s right to create, unencumbered by the crushing weight of our expanding regulatory state. We are neither hawks nor doves. Instead, we support a rational foreign policy, directed exclusively by America’s interests in protecting its citizens’ lives and freedom. We are unabashed laissez-faire capitalists. We champion both the true entrepreneurs who create new technology and vast wealth and the true artists who create novel ways of illuminating the human experience.
Reason. Individualism. Capitalism. Properly understood, all are new moral ideals. All are essential to human life, to the individual’s pursuit of happiness, to living the kinds of lives each of us should live—and can if we try.
—Onkar Ghate, Elan Journo, and Steve Simpson