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Defending Free Speech, from Rushdie to Charlie and Beyond

The Ayn Rand Institute’s record of vigilance in the face of attacks on freedom of speech is captured in the book Defending Free Speech.

Gravitational Waves: A New Window on the Universe (Part 2)

The Nobel Prize-winning detection of gravitational waves resulted from centuries of progress in science. The backstory behind this achievement is an awe-inspiring testament to the power of reason.

Why Champions of Science and Reason Need Free Will

The power to control our own minds is an indispensable requirement of scientific objectivity.

The Vice of Nationalism

“Nationalism” is rearing its head again. We should recognize that it conflicts with individual freedom.

What Was Ayn Rand’s View of ‘Conservatism’?

Because “conservatism” is intellectually bankrupt, Rand saw it as not just ineffectual but actually destructive of freedom. She was proven correct.

The False Promise of Stoicism

The ancient philosophy of Stoicism is enjoying a resurgence of interest today. Ryan Holiday, Tim Ferris, Patrick Bet-David and others are promoting Stoicism as a valuable guide for living, and it’s garnering the interest of CEOs, professional. . .

With a passionate commitment to rational ideas, New Ideal explores pressing cultural issues from the perspective of
Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism.

About The Ayn Rand Institute is the official website of the Ayn Rand Institute, the source for information on the life, writings and work of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, ARI offers educational experiences, based on Ayn Rand’s books and ideas, for a variety of audiences, including students, educators, policymakers and lifelong learners. ARI also engages in research and advocacy efforts, applying Rand’s ideas to current issues and seeking to promote her philosophical principles of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism.

ARI is composed of a dedicated Board of Directors and an energetic staff of more than 35 people. We invite you to explore how Ayn Rand viewed the world – and to consider the distinctive insights offered by ARI’s thought leaders today.