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Why John Mearsheimer Gets Ukraine Wrong

Prof. Mearsheimer’s “realist” take on Russia/Ukraine went viral. It’s an object lesson in the destructiveness of amoralism.

Handwritten Notes and Drafts for Atlas Shrugged

A glimpse of important manuscripts from the Ayn Rand Archives.

The Dishonesty of ‘Real Socialism Has Never Been Tried’

Only wordplay and fantasy speculation can rationalize the idea that the Soviet Union and other brutal regimes weren’t really socialist.

Reaching Active Minds: Ayn Rand and the Ford Hall Forum

For twenty years Boston's historic forum hosted Ayn Rand's most controversial viewpoints in annual talks.

Ayn Rand on the Welfare State’s Real Villains

The most contemptible parasites are the power-lusters who relentlessly expand the system.

Taking Ideas Seriously: Ayn Rand’s Editorial Precision

Ayn Rand achieved clarity in her writing by taking ideas seriously, paying careful attention to the literal meaning of words and their implications.

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 thirty-five 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.