Ensure Ayn Rand’s ideas reach young libertarians

Posted by marshafamilaroenright 8 years, 1 month ago to Culture
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Dear Ayn Rand Enthusiast,

Shouldn’t more young libertarians be knowledgeable about Ayn Rand’s ideas?

Here is an unusual opportunity to accomplish this goal.

In February, Students for Liberty will hold the largest student conference in the world for those dedicated to developing a free society: The International Students for Liberty Conference (ISFLC) in Washington, DC.

At this conference, over 1800 students from all over the world will listen to speakers, meet other students, and learn and exchange many great ideas.

But one thing they will not get is an opportunity to delve deeply into the philosophical basis for the free society.

So I, along with two other advocates for freedom with a longstanding interest in Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Raymond Raad and Matthew Faherty, have developed a seminar that will bring this philosophical inquiry to the ISFLC. In a one-and-one-half-day program just prior to the beginning of the ISFLC, 15 motivated students will examine Ayn Rand’s unique ethical defense of the free society.

Students will read three of Ayn Rand’s most important essays on ethics and its relationship to politics, and will be invited to discuss them in a series of seminars.

As you may know, I am a long-time advocate of liberty, author on Ayn Rand’s ideas, and experienced educator. I have run numerous shared inquiry seminars all around the States, as well as in Latin America. The other organizers, Raymond Raad and Matthew Faherty, run a monthly Objectivist salon meeting in New York City using this same shared inquiry method.

We have found this form of discussion to be one of the most powerful ways to analyze and thoroughly understand ideas for oneself. What better way to grapple with the deepest issues underlying and supporting liberty than a method that encourages first-hand thinking?

It saddens me that a lot of young libertarians do not have an opportunity to learn about Ayn Rand’s ideas in depth. Only Ayn Rand has provided the ethical and philosophical basis for the free society that libertarians advocate.

Although we have raised some of the funds needed for the seminar, we are still looking for additional help with student transportation and accommodations, and conference room space.

Please consider donating to make this opportunity a reality for students. A contribution of any size will help to educate a young person about Ayn Rand’s crucial ideas - and would be greatly appreciated!

A contribution of $1,000 would enable us to cover the accommodations for five worthy students. What’s more, you will receive the benefit of a special report about the program and the students who attend.

You can make your contribution at this link:

There’s not much time before the conference and students are applying now - please send your contribution in today.

Best Regards,

P.S. We have already begun accepting applications to this seminar. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please forward this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VW9L...
SOURCE URL: https://givethegiftofliberty.org/student-needs/view/200

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  • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 8 years, 1 month ago
    Why restrict it to Libertarians? I would rather plant a forest that grows instead of a garden that lasts one season.
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    • Posted by 8 years, 1 month ago
      What do you mean: restrict the appeal or restrict the enrollment? And I'm not sure I understand what you mean about planting a forest versus a garden? Enrollment is not restricted, it's just that we're doing it at ISFLC so most of the attendees are libertarian or curious about libertarianism.
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