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Join Yaron Brook in the Battle for Free Speech


Join Yaron Brook in the Battle for Free Speech
January 08, 2015 Carl Svanberg

For too long the right to free speech has been undermined by the weak and apologetic intellectual and political leaders of the West — leaders who are more concerned about not offending the assailants than they are about standing up for the victims and their right to speak their minds. And for too long we have seen the results of that appeasement in an endless series of shocking headlines. The senseless slaughter at Charlie Hebdo is just the latest in a long list of death threats and attacks going all the way back to 1989 with the fatwa on Salman Rushdie.

In an effort to provide the American public with some moral clarity and leadership on this important issue, ARI’s executive director, Yaron Brook, will be traveling across the country to give a talk titled “Free Speech and the Battle for Western Culture.” Here’s a description of Yaron’s talk:

Above all else, the West’s fight for liberty was historically a fight for the free mind against religious and political tyranny. If knowledge and happiness are the goal, the individual must be free to think and speak without threat of violence, imprisonment or death. This idea is at the root of the West’s unprecedented prosperity. And without this right, ARI could not advocate the new ideas and the new philosophy that can revive the West’s greatness. But today the right to free speech is precarious. This right is under vehement attack by our enemies, the latest being the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, and is being increasingly dismissed by the West itself. Come hear Yaron Brook explore the reasons why the right to free speech is being attacked and why it is imperative that we properly defend freedom of speech.

When will Yaron talk in a city near you?

January 13. Refreshments begin at 6:30 PM. Talk begins at 7:00 PM at The Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago.

January 14. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

January 20. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM at the Sheraton Palo Alto in Palo Alto.

January 21. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM in Irvine, California.
January 08, 2015 Carl Svanberg

Register online. Walk-ins welcome.

The events are FREE for students.

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June 26, 2014
Carl Svanberg

If you can’t attend the 2014 Objectivist Summer Conference in Las Vegas, six events will be available online as they happen. By registering for a Livestream Week Pass, you can enjoy these talks:

The Sacred Self: Ayn Rand on Abortion, Foreign Policy and Environmentalism by Keith Lockitch (June 28)
Self-Interest Rightly Understood by C. Bradley Thompson (June 29)
The Inequality Debate by Yaron Brook (June 30)
Thinking Objectively by Gregory Salmieri (July 1)
Ayn Rand’s Sacred Atheism by Robert Mayhew (July 2)
Cronyism, Corruption and Government Power by Steve Simpson (July 3)

For more details on the individual talks, select the program for that date here.

Young Adults (individuals under 26 years old and full-time students of any age) can attend for $60 rather than the $130 standard fee.

Although livestreaming happens in real time, recordings of each event will also be accessible until July 21, 2014.

To take advantage of this opportunity,register here..