"In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title.

Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads.

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.

Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.

Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours."

--- From the chapter This is John Galt Speaking in Atlas Shrugged, a novel by Ayn Rand

Welcome to Austin Objectivism. Our goal is the study of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism, and the advocacy of those ideas in our culture. Anyone who is interested in Ayn Rand's ideas is welcome.

Check out our discussion board for many helpful links and resources and take a look at our calendar to see what we've got coming up. We also publicize the local university Objectivism club's events on our calendar. Those events are always open to non students as well.

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  • 4 days ago · 6:00 PM

    What would Brook say ? II

    6 Ayn Rand Fans

    We didn't finish all the questions in podcast #345, so we'll continue with this @10:27. If we finish off podcast #345, then we'll switch to "What Would Peikoff say ?"... Learn more
  • November 16 · 6:00 PM

    What would Brook say ?

    6 Ayn Rand Fans

    At this meeting we'll play "What would Brook say ?". This is just like "What would Peikoff say ?", except we'll be using questions from podcast #345 from peikoff.com... Learn more
  • November 9 · 6:00 PM

    Election results discussion.

    4 Ayn Rand Fans

    I think I can safely predict that after this election taxes will have gone up and individual liberties will have been eroded. Can we infer anything else from the... Learn more
  • November 2 · 6:00 PM

    Libertarianism vs. Radical Capitalism II

    5 Ayn Rand Fans

    We will discuss the second half of the online article:  Libertarianism vs. Radical Capitalism . The article is available in both a PDF print version, and an MP3 audio... Learn more
  • October 26 · 6:00 PM

    Libertarianism vs. Radical Capitalism I

    6 Ayn Rand Fans

    We will discuss the first half of the online article:  Libertarianism vs. Radical Capitalism . The article is available in both a PDF print version, and an MP3 audio... Learn more
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