Following is some information about what other right-organizations are doing to change the culture, countering “progressivism” and restoring the Republic. I begin here with material the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) reported in their 2015 Annual Review .
ARI was the first to respond to my query. Other organizations whose progress is reported now and then will be forthcoming as I receive permissions from them to post here.
Intellectual Outreach and Networking
The Debt Dialogues
The weekly podcast hosted by Don Watkins, Ayn Rand Institute Fellow, aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. Each week, Watkins explores the issues from the Objectivist point of view and interviews prominent intellectuals to discuss their perspectives. Some noteworthy guests of 2015 included:
Peter Ferrara, director of Entitlement and Budget Policy for the Heartland Institute, senior advisor for Entitlement Reform and Budge Policy for the National Tax Limitation Foundation, and Senior Fellow for the National Center for Policy Analysis
Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education and author of Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism
William Voegeli, senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books and author of The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion
Walter Williams, George Mason University economist, nationally syndicated columnist and author of American Contempt for Liberty
Philosophy of Education –- Understanding the Impact
In 1985, the year Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) opened, Leonard Peikoff delivered a seminal series of lectures titled Philosophy of Education at the summer Objectivist conference.
For decades the course was only available for purchase by mail order for about $100. The conference costs thousands of dollars to attend.
Today the course is freely available on ARI Campus for anyone in the world to take, anytime they wish.
In 2014 the material in the Philosophy of Education course, with additional content, was available in printed and eBook formats and re-titled Teaching Johnny to Think.
In the early 2000s two schools in Orange County, California, LePort Schools and Van Damme Academy were established. The leadership and many of the staff members of these schools were students in ARI’s educational programs. Part of the goal in developing the curriculum at these schools is to put into practice ideas growing out of Peikoff’s Philosophy of Education course.
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