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Don’t “Serve A Cause Greater Than Yourself”

Join us in person at RRH 4.308 Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Parking: You can find paid parking in the Brazos Garage, the AT&T Hotel Garage, or any other garage or street parking. Virtually every college commencement, political oration, and self-help bestseller urges people to “serve a cause greater […]

Questioning the Sacrosanct: Is there a right to Protest?

A Free Speech Week Event. Americans today are divided on many issues. But one thing almost everyone seems to agree on, from BLM protestors to January 06 demonstrators, is that they have a right to take to the streets in protest. What if this is a mistake? What if there is no right to protest, at […]

The Culture & Education Wars, Choose Your Issues Ep 11

The Podcast of the Objectivism Program at the Salem Center in the University of Texas at Austin. Gregory Salmieri and others discuss issues of the day in light of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of reason, individualism, and capitalism. Join us live in CBA 3.304

Rational Radicalism

The inaugural lecture in our new Objectivism Program. Radicals are people whose convictions represent a fundamental alternative to the premises on which their society’s institutions are based and which are presupposed by all major factions in contemporary debates. Abstracting away from Objectivism’s specific radical positions, Dr. Salmieri makes a case for radicalism as such—for challenging […]

We The Living Reading Group

We are meeting several times over the academic year to discuss Ayn Rand’s first novel “We The Living”: Meeting 1, 01/30: Part 2, Chapters 1–5 Meeting 2, 03/05: Part 2, Chapters 6–10 Meeting 3, 03/26: Part 2, Chapters 11-13 Meeting 4, 04/16: Part 2, Chapters 14–17

Objectivism Program

Exploring and applying Ayn Rand’s philosophy of reason, egoism, and capitalism. MAIN RESEARCHER Gregory Salmieri AFFILIATED FACULTY Tara Smith Gena Gorlin The Salem Center’s Objectivism Program (co-sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute) aims to foster the study of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and its applications to contemporary affairs. We support research about and informed by Objectivism, […]

We The Living Reading Group

We are meeting several times over the academic year to discuss Ayn Rand’s first novel We The Living.” Then include the chapters to be discussed in each session. Those chapters are as follows: Meeting 1, 9/26: Part 1, Chapters 1–6 Meeting 2, 10/24: Part 1, Chapters 7–13 Meeting 3, 11/28: Part 1, Chapters 14–17

We The Living Reading Group

We are meeting several times over the academic year to discuss Ayn Rand’s first novel “We The Living”: Meeting 1, 01/30: Part 2, Chapters 1–5 Meeting 2, 03/05: Part 2, Chapters 6–10 Meeting 3, 03/26: Part 2, Chapters 11-13 Meeting 4, 04/16: Part 2, Chapters 14–17