We promote open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom.
Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism was set forth in such works as her epic novel Atlas Shrugged, and in her brilliant non-fiction essays. Objectivism is designed as a guide to life, and celebrates the remarkable potential and power of the individual. Objectivism also challenges the doctrines of irrationalism, self-sacrifice, brute force, and collectivism that have brought centuries of chaos and misery into the lives of millions of individuals. It provides fascinating insights into the world of politics, art, education, foreign policy, science, and more, rewarding you with a rich understanding of how ideas shape your world. Those who discover Objectivism often describe the experience as life-changing and liberating.
Ayn Rand's philosophical works have been praised as presenting historic breakthroughs in thinking. At the Atlas Society, our scholars work to further develop this philosophy born in the mid-twentieth century. We present the empowering principles of Objectivism to a global audience, and offer those principles as a rational and moral alternative in the marketplace of philosophical ideas.
The Atlas Society Asks Mustafa Akyol
Turkish journalist and award-winning writer Mustafa Akyol is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is also the author of the upcoming Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance and the 2018 The Islamic Jesus. His work focuses on the intersection of public policy, Islam, and modernity.
Current Events with Hicks and Salsman - July
The Atlas Society Senior Scholars Dr. Stephen Hicks and Dr. Richard Salsman join host Vickie Oddino for a discussion on an Objectivist perspective of what’s currently happening in the country. Those interested can register and join the Zoom session or watch live on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube. You will also have an opportunity to submit your questions on all formats. Be sure to tune in for what will prove to be a thought-provoking discussion!
The Atlas Society Asks Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and the host of podcast What’s Ahead, where he talks to newsmakers, politicians, and pioneers in business and economics. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity and Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It and writes editorials for each issue of Forbes called “Fact and Comment.” He twice ran for president promoting policies such as the flat tax, school choice, and term limits.
The Atlas Society Asks Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger is an award-winning international journalist, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker. His most recent book, Freedom, explores the concept of freedom as he and three friends spent most of a year walking the railroad tracks on the east coast. Other books include The Perfect Storm, War, and Tribe. He also co-directed Restrepo, a feature-length documentary about troops in Afghanistan as well as three other films about war and its impact. Junger founded and is the director of Vets Town Halls, events that provide vets with an opportunity to speak publicly about their experiences to create a better understanding between vets and their communities.
The Atlas Society Asks Kmele Foster
Kmele Foster is a political commentator who is the co-host of the podcast The Fifth Column. A producer and writer, he co-founded Freethink Media, an online video platform dedicated to telling stories about human perseverance, inspiration, and progress. Foster is also an entrepreneur and the co-founder of TelcoIQ, a Maryland-based telecommunications consultancy.
The Atlas Society Asks Michael Saylor
Michael Saylor is chairman, CEO, and co-founder of MicroStrategy, a company that provides business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. An expert on Bitcoin, he frequently speaks and appears on television to discuss cryptocurrency and its future. He is also the author of The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything and trustee of Saylor Academy, which has provided a free education to over 800,000 students.