Ayn Rand Turns 105: Celebrating the Birth of a Hero

WASHINGTON--February 2 marks the 105th birthday of the late novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand whose writing continues to entertain and inspire readers. “Ayn Rand put ‘the concept of man as a heroic being’ at the center of her philosophy, and her birthday is the perfect time to reflect on her own … [Read more...]

“Atlas Shrugged” Sets a New Record!

Irvine, CA--Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” sold more than 500,000 copies in 2009, more than double the previous record set in 2008, reports Penguin USA, publisher of the four American editions. For the first time, combined annual sales of Ayn Rand’s four novels totaled more than 1,000,000 … [Read more...]

Who Is Today’s Wesley Mouch? Barack Obama

WASHINGTON--Last night John Stossel aired a one-hour special on Ayn Rand’s classic novel “Atlas Shrugged.” In it, referring to one of the novel’s greatest villains, Stossel asked the question, “Who is today’s Wesley Mouch?” “In ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ the economy is being strangled to death by … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Morally Support Iranian Protesters

WASHINGTON--“The clerics in Iran have led crowds in chants of ‘death to America’ for 30-plus years,” writes Elan Journo, a fellow at the Ayn Rand Center, “but now protesters in Iran are reportedly shouting ‘death to Khamenei.’ “Bear in mind that the cleric Ayatollah Khamenei is the supreme leader … [Read more...]

End Our Selfless Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON--The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for a blast that killed eight American civilians in Afghanistan, including officers of the Central Intelligence Agency. It may be the biggest loss of American intelligence personnel since the beginning of the war. After eight years of fighting, … [Read more...]

More Than an “Isolated Extremist”

WASHINGTON--Commenting on the failed Christmas attack of Flight 253, President Obama called the incident an act of “terrorism” and the would-be bomber an “isolated extremist.” Since his remarks, al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack, showing the disconnect between the … [Read more...]

“Voices for Reason” Now on Kindle

WASHINGTON--The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights is pleased to announce that its daily blog Voices for Reason is now available for download onto the Kindle reader. The blog delivery service can be purchased through Amazon.com for $1.99 per month. From Amazon: “Kindle Blogs are auto-delivered … [Read more...]

The FCC’s Mark Lloyd: Enemy of Freedom

WASHINGTON--“Suppose you heard of someone who, in spite of its bloody and impoverished history, advocated socialism,” writes Don Watkins, an analyst with the Ayn Rand Center. “Suppose that person thought the key to moving America toward socialism was using government power to ensure the media pushed … [Read more...]

“Just War Theory” Is the Wrong Theory, Mr. President

WASHINGTON--In President Obama’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech he spoke of the need for waging “just wars.” Summarizing Just War Theory accurately, he said, “I believe that force can be justified on humanitarian grounds, as it was in the Balkans, or in other places that have been scarred by war.” … [Read more...]

American Suicide: The “Karzai 12”

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2009--A recent article in The Washington Times illustrated what we at the Ayn Rand Center have been saying: a “compassionate” war is hopeless and futile. The article shows the frustration of troops who must follow restrictive rules of engagement such as the “Karzai 12” … [Read more...]