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"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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Upcoming events (2)

"A Companion to Ayn Rand" Reading Group

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Join us ONLINE for a lively discussion group aimed at IN-DEPTH analysis of: "A Companion to Ayn Rand". A welcoming group for anyone who has genuine interest. The book assumes no familiarity with Rand's work, so prior reading might be helpful but not required.

We plan on meeting bi-weekly and covering a chapter at each meeting (with some breaks for holidays, so dates more than a few weeks out are subject to change). For page reference, we're using the hardback edition, and those page numbers are available in the Kindle edition as well.

For this week: Continuing with a discussion of Chapter 15 from partway through "Foreign Policy: The Cold War, Vietnam, and the Draft", p. 368

"A Companion to Ayn Rand" Reading Group

Online event

Join us ONLINE for a lively discussion group aimed at IN-DEPTH analysis of: "A Companion to Ayn Rand". A welcoming group for anyone who has genuine interest. The book assumes no familiarity with Rand's work, so prior reading might be helpful but not required.

We plan on meeting bi-weekly and covering a chapter at each meeting (with some breaks for holidays, so dates more than a few weeks out are subject to change). For page reference, we're using the hardback edition, and those page numbers are available in the Kindle edition as well.

For this week: Discussion of Chapter 13 "Who Sets the Tone for a Culture?", by James Lennox.

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"A Companion to Ayn Rand" Reading Group

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