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Why Ayn Rand Would Have Despised a President Trump

Donald Trump is the type of anti-intellectual, authoritarian mentality that Ayn Rand warned us against in Atlas Shrugged.

ARI’s Resources on Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East

Learn about ARI's perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hamas’s Savagery Reflects Its Nihilistic Goal

Despite posturing as "freedom fighters" and champions of "liberation," the Palestinian cause has always been about tyranny and destruction.

The Absurdity at the Heart of the Alabama IVF Controversy

Alabama seeks to cover up the irrationality of anti-abortion ideas.

Why Can’t Professional Philosophers Get Rand Right?

Ayn Rand’s critics fail to interpret her objectively.

Milei Should Build, Not Just Tear Down

Freedom can only be built upon a strong government that’ll protect individual rights.

‘Your Life Matters’: A Lesson from Effective Egoism

A new book from Don Watkins explores self-esteem and rational self-interest from a fresh perspective.

We Ignore the Unconditional Right to Self-Defense at Our Peril

The West is free today because it didn’t allow even the death of innocents to impede its right to self-defense.

More University Donors Should ‘Go Galt’

The moral corruption of academia goes deeper than the Hamas war on Israel.

The U.S. Immigration System vs. Workers

The U.S. immigration system is designed to push hard-working legal immigrants out — not welcome them in.

One of Stoicism’s Worst Ideas

Georgetown University professor uses Stoicism to sell collectivism to a modern audience.

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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.


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