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Why Did the Saudis Expect to Get Away with Murder?

The Dissident, a new documentary about the Khashoggi scandal, prompts us to look more closely at how the U.S. and Western countries engage with Saudi Arabia.

If Creating AI Is ‘Playing God,’ Make the Most of It

Gaining control over the forces of nature isn’t arrogance, it’s the human way of life.

A Dozen Books for Defending Free Speech

Educating oneself on free speech issues can be a daunting task, with hundreds of books to choose from. In this article Steve Simpson, a constitutional lawyer with decades of experience in the field, recommends a dozen books on free speech history. . .

Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton Paved the Road to 9/11 (Part 1)

In the decades before 9/11, our political leaders failed to recognize that war had been launched against us and that the enemy is Islamic totalitarianism. They managed only to appease and encourage the enemy’s aggression.

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Confuse Gratitude with Humility

To treat gratitude as a form of humility is an affront to all who choose to create values and benefit us.

Can Selfishness Be a Moral Ideal?

To understand why Ayn Rand’s ethics of selfishness inspires millions of readers, we need to get beyond the popular conception of what selfishness involves.

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About The Ayn Rand Institute

AynRand.org 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.