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Member Spotlight: Rodrigo Hernandez Mirajes

“She was a dangerous woman.”That was the impression Rodrigo Hernandez Mirajes had about Ayn Rand in college. “It was as if she was on a list of banned books,” he recalls. Teachers also dismissed Adam Smith as a crazy, old, white man.

Sep 1, 2020
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5 mins
Student Spotlight: Franklin Camargo

In case you doubt whether YouTube videos and social media have an impact on spreading the message of individualism and freedom, all you have to do is ask Franklin Andrés Camargo Armas

Jul 14, 2020
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Vickie Oddino
Member Spotlight: Kyle Ver Steeg, M.D.

My first wife. I wasn't much of a reader then, but she recommended Atlas Shrugged. She never recommended a book before, but she thought I'd like it. I thought, well that's curious. So I went ahead and started reading it. And the more I read it, the more my attitude changed.

Jun 12, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
7 Mins
My Time with Jeffrey Epstein

I was 27, and wasn’t thinking about how to make myself look younger -- particularly not when dating a man 13 years my senior.

Jun 10, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
7 Mins
Trustee Spotlight: Jay Lapeyre

Jun 2, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
Vagrants in Our Driveway: A Teachable Moment

“I’m calling the police,” my mother said from her upstairs office. When I ran upstairs to find out what she was talking about, she was on the line with 911, telling them about the partially clothed adult male stumbling around the drive to the terrace where my parents and immediate neighbors live. I took a video here.

May 18, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
6 Mins
Member Spotlight: John Bechtel

There's a difference between willful blindness and being born blind and not knowing what it's like to be able to see. I was born into a closed environment where association with outsiders was forbidden. Even reading was confined to school textbooks.

May 1, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
6 Mins
Member Spotlight: Vanessa Porras

It was terrible. I was ten years old when Hugo Chavez became president in 1999, and life got very depressing. We were no longer free. There was no more respect for us as individuals. There was no more private property.

Apr 17, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
6 MIns
Member Spotlight: Legacy Donor Dr. Greg Bulkley

A high school English teacher recognized my individualism. He introduced me to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance,” George Orwells’ novels 1984 and Animal Farm, Ibsen’s play “The Enemy of the People,” and David Karp’s novel One.

Apr 9, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
7 Mins
Member Spotlight: Social Psychologist Joe Duarte, Ph.D.

Friends and members of The Atlas Society are a major source of knowledge and wisdom. Social Psychologist Joe Duarte, Ph.D. recently spoke

Mar 24, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
10 MIns
Neil Peart 1952-2020

If Rush’s epic rock songs “2112” or “Anthem” are massaging your brain at high volume right now, then you know how great a loss the death of songwriter and drummer Neil Peart is to rock and roll...and to liberty. Peart, who died today of brain cancer, wrote “2112” in part as an homage to Ayn Rand’s 1938 dystopian novella Anthem.

Jan 10, 2020
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3 Mins
Educating Gen Z Might Be Simpler Than You Think

Recently I had the opportunity to attend in New York City a seminar on Individualism hosted by The Atlas Society and The Great Connections.

Dec 29, 2019
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Maeve Ronan
3 Mins
Member Spotlight: Niko Gjaja – Collectivism is a Pipe Dream

I was born in Belgrade, in August 1935, to a Ph.D mechanical engineer father and a conservatory-trained pianist mother. IN LIBRARY WITH R

Nov 5, 2019
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Marilyn Moore
9 Mins
Building Atlantis: How to Create Your Own Personal and Business Paradise

Atlas Summit 2013 -- If we can't escape to the idyllic mountain hideaway of Ayn Rand's Atlantis, can we at least bring the core ideals and

Aug 29, 2019
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2 Mins
Bosch Fawstin: Infidel Artist

America didn’t win World War II solely on the backs of her men and women in uniform. Without the tireless efforts on the home front, there..

Mar 1, 2018
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Robert L. Jones
6 Mins
Would Ayn Rand Airbnb? Why a Superhost is a Selfish Host

My first night as an Airbnb host was a near disaster.I thought I was prepared. Glamour shots of the house – check. Coffee maker – check...

May 6, 2017
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Jennifer A. Grossman
5 Mins
Why Do New Year's Resolutions Often Fail?

If you are like many people, you made some resolutions to improve your life in some way in the new year. Maybe you resolved to quit smoking.

Jan 4, 2017
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4 Mins
RIP, Donald Heath

We note in sorrow that Donald Heath died Friday, March 25, of a heart attack. He was 56.Don worked for our organization as our first

Mar 28, 2016
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David Kelley
5 Mins
Can Your Dog Teach You About Love?

March 23 is National Puppy Day! While Ayn Rand was famously a cat person, her protégé Nathaniel Branden wrote charming

Mar 23, 2016
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3 Mins
Date the Atlas, Not the Shrug

Ayn Rand ruined my date last night, and here's why that's a good thing.

Mar 17, 2016
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Jennifer A. Grossman
4 Mins
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