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The Altruist Connection (MP3 download)

Mr. Schwartz identifies the devastating effects of altruism.
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The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Edited by Robert Mayhew. Introduction by Peter Schwartz. In what way is the role of the subconscious different in writing than in editing? Should a writer's work "propagandize" for his particular philosophy of life? How does a writer acquire a distinctive style? How does one find good ideas for writing? Ayn Rand addresses these, and countless other, questions...See More
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The Ayn Rand Column

During the last half of 1962, Ayn Rand was a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times. This book contains those 26 articles along with several other unanthologized and lesser-known pieces by her. (Softcover; 129 pages)
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The Epistemology of Altruism (MP3 download)

This talk discusses how altruism is at root a product of mysticism. Mr. Schwartz explains why the demand for self-sacrifice does not merely lead to, but essentially consists of, the surrender of reason. He examines how altruism is a systematic assault on the Law of Identity, and how it gains widespread acceptance only by distorting, rather than defending, its true...See More
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The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America

The book argues that self-interest is not only practical but is the only moral basis for foreign policy. An eminently topical book - including analyses of events in the Iraq war - it demonstrates the inescapable need for a rational philosophic foundation for American policy. (Softcover; 80 pages)
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The Intellectual Activist

The author of these articles is Peter Schwartz. They were originally published in "The Intellectual Activist" (TIA) between 1979 and 1991. In converting the articles to works for sale, the Ayn Rand Institute has done only minimal formatting, retaining as much, if not all, of the flavor of the original piece as possible.
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The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 01) [PDF]

“Deregulation Comes to Broadcasting”: the move to take away the FCC’s powers—and why the “consumerists” are opposed to it. This issue also contains a “Statement of Purpose.” Publication date: October 1, 1979
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The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 02) [PDF]

“Cutting Down the FTC”: the FTC’s attempt to ban TV commercials aimed at children. The government as parent? “Legal Trends”: government expropriation of private land; a suit claiming that technology is not in the “public interest”; a surprising antitrust ruling. Publication date: October 15, 1979
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The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 03) [PDF]

“Oil, Profits and Demagoguery”: the distorted coverage of oil company profits and rising gasoline prices. “Demagoguery, Part 2”: the “windfall profits” tax and the Carter administration’s anti-energy policy. Publication date: November 1, 1979
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The Intellectual Activist (Vol. 1, No. 04) [PDF]

“Lawyers as Public Servants”: a proposal to make “pro bono” work a legal requirement for all lawyers. “An Energy Story the Press Hasn’t Told”: why the news media always depict Mobil Oil as a villain and Ralph Nader as a hero. Publication date: November 15, 1979
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