Ayn Rand on How to Rule Mankind

From Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, Ellsworth Toohey explains the primary technique used by Leftists to wrestle power from the people. This line of thought is certainly the technique used by environmentalists in their attacks against fossil fuels.

75th Anniversary of “The Fountainhead”

This month marks the 75th anniversary of Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead. The book has been translated into 29 languages and was Ayn Rand’s first major novel and first expression of her philosophy, Objectivism. To this day, The Fountainhead endures, as Ms. Rand put it, not to politics but to man’s soul and is a…

Objectivism vs. Altruism

Questioned by Mike Wallace, Ayn Rand explains her philosophy of objective reality and contrasts it with altruism (i.e. self-sacrifice). Environmentalism if not Leftist philosophy is all about sacrifice of the individual to the collective will (i.e. nature) or the state. Rand (rightly) rejected this explains why doing so is necessary to live.

Ayn Rand: Individualism

One hundred thirteen years ago on February 2nd was the anniversary of the birth of philosopher and author Ayn Rand. Below is the speech The Fountainhead hero Howard Roarke delivered to a jury from the 1949 film. This is what America is all about. Man is not a means to an end but an end…

Ayn Rand On The Phil Donahue Show

October 10th of this year marked the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ayn Rand’s magnum opus Atlas Shrugged During 1979 Ayn Rand made an interview as a guest on the Phil Donahue Show that was broadcast from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Even though Donahue is a liberal, Ayn Rand like him…

Shame on the Ayn Rand Institute

In case any of you weren’t aware, I am an Objectivist and I have studied Ayn Rand’s philosophy for about eleven years. Objectivism has been of great value to me in many areas of my life and invaluable to my intellectual and personal growth. However, during last year’s Republican primary and upon the election of…

Day at Night interview of Ayn Rand

Today is the 60th anniversary of the publishing of Ayn Rand’s epic novel Atlas Shrugged. In this interview, Ms. Rand explains to Day Night host James Day her philosophy of Objectivism and offers her concept of the ideal man. Rand also discusses her thoughts on rationality, love, morality, free will, and art. She describes her…