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Yeonmi Park at OCON 2023

Ayn Rand Institute’s Elan Journo’s interview with Yeonmi Park at closing banquet for OCON 2023. Journo needs his own TV show, and everyone needs to her book While Time Remains: A North Korean Defector’s Search for Freedom in America.

Poems I Like and Why by Leonard Peikoff

“Dr. Peikoff discusses the value of poetry and its capacity for enriching your life. Encouraging his listeners to “renounce your fear” of poetry, he blends dramatic readings with analysis, using his personal favorites as a window on the world of poetry. He gives as examples poems by Nash, Kipling, Wordsworth, Tennyson, and others. He also discusses the nature and definition of poetry.” This talk was recorded in 1999 at Second Renaissance Conference in Lake Tahoe, California.

Ayn Rand on Freedom of Speech

What is the proper meaning of “freedom of speech”? What does a right of free speech protect for the person who has it—and what obligations does it place on others? Are “Big Tech” companies and publishers guilty of censorship when they refuse to publish certain views? Ayn Rand explains.  

Interview with Ayn Rand On Her Concept of The Ideal Man

Host James Day interviews philosopher and writer Ayn Rand, who explains 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 early determination to become a writer, and the ideas encompassed in her influential novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Taped at WNET in New York. Day at Night originally aired on public television from 1973-1974. This episode was restored by CUNY Television. (Taped: 03/29/74)    

Exploring Objectivism

This is a fantastic, professionally produced set of interviews by Gloria Álvarez of Ayn Rand Institute philosophers Harry Binswanger and Onkar Ghate on Ayn Rand’s revolutionary philosophy: Objectivism — starting from the fundamentals of philosophy to ethics, politics and art.” This is an excellent introduction and “chewing” of Objectivism as Binswanger and Ghate masterfully present Objectivism’s distinct views on these philosophical positions. Enjoy!

Yaron Brook Interviews The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley, on How Innovation Works

Yaron Brook has a wonderful interview with Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, on the subject of Ridley’s forthcoming book, How Innovation Works. You’ll hear amazing gems like this: LED lighting would be another example of something that’s come in within the last 10 years — unpredicted, unheralded — the result of an innovation by a Japanese professor 20-30 years ago. But now we can get white or tunable light out of LEDs; uses far less electricity than the preceding technologies …. is yet another step in the incredible decline of the cost of lighting. That’s my favorite example… Read More »Yaron Brook Interviews The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley, on How Innovation Works

Objectivism’s Approach to Happiness (12 videos)

Onkar Ghate and Tara Smith join Dave Rubin to discuss the virtue of selfishness. This is the first in a series looking at Objectivism’s approach to Happiness. The full list of topics covered in Objectivism on Happiness (Rubin Report episode list): Why Is Selfishness a Virtue? Do We Have Free Will? Tribalism vs. Enlightenment Culture Creating a Life Worth Living Grounding Morality in Facts Taking Your Happiness Seriously How to Fill Your Life with Meaning Truth, Objectivity and Self-Interest Why Ayn Rand Matters The Psychology of Happiness A Philosophy of Success Making Sense of Today’s Political Culture You can view… Read More »Objectivism’s Approach to Happiness (12 videos)

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