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Church-State Separation: A Principle, Not a “Wall” (Part 2)

The metaphor of a wall separating church and state is not sufficient to capture the principles that control how a proper government deals with religious organizations.

The Virulent Pull of Tribalism

Tribalism is everywhere, but it is poorly understood. Ayn Rand’s analysis points to the essence of this destructive phenomenon.

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. . .

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.

Meet the Conservative Authoritarians

“National conservatism” claims to champion American ideals, but in fact betrays them at the deepest level.

Ayn Rand’s Philosophic Achievement (Part 2)

Part 2 of philosopher Harry Binswanger's essay identifying six historic landmarks from Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism that, taken together, offer “a new view of the relationship of consciousness to existence.”

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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.