Spring 2017 • Vol. 12, No. 1

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From the Editor, Spring 2017

Welcome to the Spring 2017 issue of The Objective Standard. This issue begins our twelfth year of publication and marks a new era in the Objectivist movement. In my interview with Jim Brown, the new CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute, he lays out his vision for the organization, which includes his goal of “building a healthy and cohesive Objectivist community.” Here’s a taste, but you’ll want to read the whole thing:

By “community,” I mean a group of people bound by common values—values experienced not only intellectually, but also psychologically, emotionally, and existentially. We Objectivists have so much to offer each other and the world. We want to create a culture of reason and freedom, and we can be much more effective toward that end if we work together and spread these vital ideas in unison. I’d like to see Objectivists develop the same affinity toward each other that people in my hometown feel toward each other—an attitude of general goodwill and cooperation. If we can do this, then I think more people, especially young people, will feel more interested in crossing over from today’s dominant culture of skepticism and collectivism into our burgeoning community of reason and individualism.
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