ARI outreach hits London [updated]
NOT PC readers who, like me, follow the progress of Objectivism with great interest will be very pleased to hear of the Ayn Rand Institute's new "outreach" programme. Kenneth Irvine spoke to Ayn Rand Institute head Yaron Brook about it after Brook's talk at London's libertarian Adam Smith Institute. He reports here that the future looks fruitful.
ARI is engaging with think tanks, libertarian and conservative, on both sides of Atlantic as part of an outreach programme. He spoke positively about working with Cato and FEE in the US and the Adam Smith Institute and IEA in the UK. Dr Brook spoke critically of the Mises Institute, LewRockwell.com and the Independent Institute, especially on foreign policy and their anarcho-capitalist politics. [Read on for more.]
I agree this is by far the least attractive part of LewRockwell.Com and the Mises Institute, and seriously undermines the superb economic commentary both otherwise provide – which unlike their other commentary is based four-square on von Mises’s path-breaking work.
And if it’s true that this is the apparently insuperable obstacle in the long overdue rehabilitation of George Reisman in the ARI ranks, that would be very sad indeed.
UPDATE: Here's the Adam Smith Institute's write up of the event.