Ayn Rand Institute
The Ayn Rand Institute: The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism (ARI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit think tank in Irvine, California that promotes Ayn Rand's philosophy, called Objectivism. It was established in 1985, three years after Rand's death, by Leonard Peikoff, Rand's legal heir. Its executive director is Yaron Brook.
ARI's 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 major battleground in this fight for reason and capitalism is the educational institutions—high schools and, above all, the universities, where students learn the ideas that shape their lives.
ARI is mainly an educational organization, but also has "outreach programs." Its various programs include classes on Objectivism and related subjects offered through its Objectivist Academic Center, public lectures, op-ed articles, letters to the editor, competitions for essays about Rand's novels, materials for Objectivist campus clubs, supplying Rand's writings to schools and professors, and providing intellectuals for radio and TV interviews.
... In 2002, philosopher Andrew Bernstein, who is associated with the Ayn Rand Institute, contributed a brief reply to a review of the CliffsNotes for Ayn Rand's novels ... Bernstein replied that rejecting The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies was a moral and intellectual obligation." ...
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... The institute is also highly critical of diversity and affirmative action programs, as well as multiculturalism, arguing that they are based on racist premises ...
... to succeed Michael Berliner as president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, which was then located in Marina del Rey, California ... The Institute moved to Irvine, California in 2002 ... Objectivism Rational egoism Individualism Capitalism Romantic realism Organizations Ayn Rand Institute Atlas Society Nathaniel Branden Institute Objectivist Party ...
... Rand named Peikoff the legal heir to her estate ... As the executor of Rand's will, Peikoff handles the copyrights to all of her works (with the exception of Anthem, which has passed into the public domain) ... He has supervised the editing and release of Rand's unpublished works in several volumes, including her letters, philosophical journals, and the fiction not published ...
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