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Friday 22 July 2016
Anything Peaceful (Foundation for Economic Freedom)

…the general election cycle, those sympathetic to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism will face this question: “Shouldn’t an Objectivist be in favor of Donald Trump? He’s selfish and a powerful…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Jul 2016

…the general election cycle, those sympathetic to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism will face this question: “Shouldn’t an Objectivist be in favor of Donald Trump? He’s selfish and a powerful…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Jul 2016
Friday 08 July 2016
Adam Lee, Patheos

…Shrugged, Closing Thoughts In life and in death, Ayn Rand stands alone as the supreme advocate of individualism. No one was fiercer in defending the romantic idea that you should follow your conscience…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 08 Jul 2016
Thursday 30 June 2016
Positive
Marketwired

The Ayn Rand Institute announces the publication of a new book, Defending Free Speech, which former Jyllands-Posten editor Flemming Rose describes as “a timely collection of excellent articles on current threats to free speech.” Edited by former constitutional lawyer Steve Simpson, ARI’s director of Legal Studies, the book serves as both a warning and a call to action: defend free speech – or we will lose it.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 30 Jun 2016
Saturday 11 June 2016
Neutral
Karla Gottschalk, OpEdNews

There is a crisis in philosophy!

This has been the cry since Socrates was buried by Plato’s Republic. It is echoed by Ayn Rand’s acolyte Leonard Peikoff in “The Ominous Parallels” wherein the rise of National Socialism (Nazism) is undertaken and then given as a warning to America, in 1982, portending a new socialism and dictatorship in the overthrowing of the republic.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2016
Saturday 21 May 2016
Positive
Craig Biddle, The Objective Standard

Biddle: When and how did you become interested in philosophy in general, and in Ayn Rand’s philosophy in particular?

Field: Well, in my teens I was something of a “troubled youth” with suicidal tendencies. I was a runaway at sixteen, hitchhiking all over the country. I’d had therapy for a while when I was eighteen—psychoanalysis—and found it to be no help at all. But a friend who understood me better than I did myself recommended Atlas Shrugged. She had been studying Objectivism for about a year by then. I was in Chicago at the time, and I went to the gigantic library there and asked for Atlas. But it wasn’t there. So I found Anthem and sat down and read it there in the library. This was the first time I’d ever heard of egoism as a good thing, and I wanted more.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 May 2016
Positive
Craig Biddle, The Objective Standard

As you likely have noticed, conservatives are trying to blame Republicans for the political ascent of Donald Trump. But as I argue in “How Conservatives Begat Trump, and What to Do About It,” they are wrong in doing so. Of course Republicans who have supported Trump are partly responsible for his ascent. But the fundamental responsibility for this nightmare lies with conservatives—particularly conservative leaders. Why? Hint: Their culpability began in 1957, shortly after the publication of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 May 2016
Sunday 08 May 2016
Svenska Dagbladet

…Allt jag visste om Ayn Rand kom från ett seriealbum av Liv Strömquist, som bland annat tar upp svenska politikers stora beundran för den rysk-amerikanska författaren…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 May 2016
Tuesday 01 March 2016
Positive
Glenn Woiceshyn, National Post (Toronto)

In his 1982 book, Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America, philosopher Leonard Peikoff brilliantly demonstrated how intellectual and political trends in America were pointing toward fascsm. Trump is merely cashing in on the dumbing down of America that has been taking place for decades, where relatively few today understand what liberty means or how it caused America to be great.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Mar 2016
Friday 19 February 2016
Positive
Keith Farrell, The Libertarian Republic

This is the 1984 public debate between the Objectivists (Leonard Peikoff and John Ridpath) representing the capitalist view, against the Democratic Socialists (Gerald Caplan and Jill Vickers) representing the socialist view.

The debate is over morality. Which system, capitalism or socialism, is more moral?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Feb 2016
Tuesday 22 December 2015
Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)

…not winter holidayKankakee Daily JournalLeonard Peikoff, the “intellectual heir” of the late novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand wrote in Capitalism Magazine that, “Life requires reason, selfishness, capitalism…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Dec 2015
Saturday 14 November 2015
Melvin Davila Martinez, Times of Israel (Jerusalem)

In a recent episode of the Peikoff.com Q&A on Ayn Rand podcast, Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, responded to the question, “What do you think about the immigration crisis…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Nov 2015