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Explore Ayn Rand’s Anthem with ARI Instructors

Anthem is a unique novel. It’s Ayn Rand’s “hymn to man’s ego.” In part, it’s an uncompromising indictment of collectivism. But, above all, it’s a celebration of individualism — and a dramatization of what it means to hold one’s own life as sacred. . .

Discussing the New Laws Needed to Combat a Pandemic

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer interviews Onkar Ghate, ARI’s chief philosophy officer, and Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert, to discuss Ghate’s recent paper “A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease.” Some of. . .

The Freedom to Fight Infectious Disease

Let’s face it. America’s governmental response to Covid-19 is a fiasco. Who is to blame? If you ask New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, it’s Donald Trump and . . . wait for it . . . Ayn Rand. Krugman’s first claim is true. The. . .

How the UN Whitewashes China’s Crushing of Free Speech

The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights vows to protect freedom of speech for all individuals. The UN actively tracks human rights, notably freedom of speech, and pledges to hold member-states accountable for violations of such. . .

In a Time of Crisis, Is Self-Esteem a Luxury?

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, more people are understandably focused on their immediate physical well-being. There’s more urgency to stay healthy and to secure food, supplies, and employment. But what about self-esteem? It is certainly. . .

How to Think about Coronavirus Conspiracism

The recently released documentary Plandemic is a perfect example of the type of conspiratorial thinking that has emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic. The claim: that the virus was not “naturally occurring” and thus. . .

THINKING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC

Amid the havoc and upheaval brought on by the novel coronavirus outbreak, there’s much to cover. This page showcases our latest pandemic-related content.