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Ayn Rand Institute

The Ayn Rand Institute is a nonprofit think tank in Irvine, California, that promotes Objectivism, a philosophical system developed by author Ayn Rand. Its stated goal is to "spearhead a cultural renaissance that will reverse the anti-reason, anti-individualism, anti-freedom, anti-capitalist trends in today's culture". The organization was established in 1985, three years after Rand's death, by Leonard Peikoff, Rand's legal heir. Wikipedia*

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Ayn Rand Institute has hosted 5 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 2001 News Conference. The year with the most events was 2002 with two events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2002 with an average of 1,070 views per video. Most appearances with Yaron Brook (5), Peter Schwartz (2), Jeff Britting (2). Most common tags: Philosophy, American Writers Programs, Depression & War (1929-1945).

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    The Abolition Of Antitrust

    Gary Hull talked about the book he edited The Abolition Of Antitrust, published by Transaction Publishers. Mr. Hull and other…

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    On Ayn Rand's The Virtue of Selfishness

    Mr. Schwartz presented a lecture titled “The Virtue of Selfishness: Why Achieving Your Happiness Is Your Highest Moral Purpose” as part of the Ayn Rand…

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    Effect of Appeasement on Outcome of War

    Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Brook talked about U.S. efforts to combat terrorism. Among the topics they addressed were the degree to…

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    Ayn Rand and Hollywood

    Mr. Britting’s talk was titled, "Ayn Rand and Hollywood: Soviet Film School to The Fountainhead".

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