About

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I am a retired Chairman of the Board of the Ayn Rand Institute—the pre-eminent organization for the dissemination of Ayn Rand’s ideas. I held that position from 1994 to 2005. I am now a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute.

I was the founding editor and publisher of The Intellectual Activist (1979-1991), a periodical devoted to the defense of individual rights.

From 1987 to 2003 I was president and editor-in-chief of Second Renaissance Books, a publisher and distributor of works that presented the value of reason, science, technology and individualism.

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I’ve written and lectured extensively. I am the author of In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive, a book to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2015. For a list of my published writings, see here and here. For a list of my recorded lectures, see here.