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The Illustrated Fountainhead: Serializing a Classic Novel

Ayn Rand welcomed a newspaper syndicate’s offer to popularize her best-selling novel in illustrated form.

Economic Theory and Conceptions of Value (Part 1)

Examining what Ayn Rand and Austrian economists have in common, versus mainstream economists.

Facets of Ayn Rand (Part 1)

“What was Ayn Rand like as a person?” Two of her dearest friends answer with their memories.

A Blind Spot Obscuring the Islamist Menace

Two incisive books correct a persistent blind spot that obscures the Islamist menace.

Just a Theory? How Darwin Discovered Evolution (Part 1)

Evolution is not “just a theory.” Charles Darwin, the quintessential hands-on scientist, assembled massive evidence to prove its truth.

The Quotable Ayn Rand: ‘You Can Avoid Reality, But …’

The real origin and meaning of a popular quotation most people get slightly wrong.

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.