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Note: Some political parties are members of, or are branches of, international political organizations. Other parties have no official connection with international political bodies. Below, we list first the parties with connections to an international political organization. Then, grouped according to the country in which they found, we list those parties that have no known affiliation with an international political organization.

Internationally Affiliated Political Parties (by affiliation):

Freedom Party International

Political Parties without International Affiliaton (by country):

New Zealand

Freedom Party International

Affiliated parties/organizations:

Freedom Freedom Party of Canada
Freedom Freedom Party of Ontario (Canada)
Freedom Party Freedom Party USA





Importance of Philosophy - Site provides explanation of philosophy from an Objectivist point of view. Operated by SOLO (the Sense Of Life Objectivists), in New Zealand.

Objectivist Philosophers and Other Proponents

Leonard Peikoff - philosopher of Objectivism, and holder of the intellectual property of the works of Ayn Rand.

Barbara Brandon - Ayn Rand's close friend and colleague for eighteen years. Her "The Passion of Ayn Rand" (a popular biography of Ayn Rand that was made into a movie) was published in 1986.

Nathaniel Brandon - Ayn Rand's closest Objectivism associate for 18 years, until their break in 1968. Currently a psychologist in private practice, and a corporate consultant.

Chris Matthew Sciabarra - including philosophical writings by this influential New York University Objectivist professor, author and editor of Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.

Capitalism and Capitalist Economics

Capitalism.org - Operated by Bahamas 2000 Co, Ltd.. A philosophical, moral, and economic defense of Capitalism. The most popular aspect of the site is the Capitalism Tour (basically, a tutorial on the philosophical justification for Capitalism).

Ludwig von Mises Institute - This very popular site is a treasure. Almost all written works of Ludwig von Mises can be read here, online, and there are almost daily articles concerning the perils of inflation. Ludwig von Mises' support for capitalism, and his condemnation of socialism, arguably were expressed more in terms of what works than in terms of what is moral. However, more than any other economist before, during or since his time, Mises' description of a truly capitalist economy was consistent with Objectivism. He is typically grouped with others under the term "Austrian school of economics" but, unlike his Nobel Laureate student Friedrich von Hayek (another member of the Austrian school), he did not support immoral exceptions to capitalism, such as anti-trust laws. And, while other self-styled economists identify themselves and their theories as Capitalist, many nonetheless embrace manipulations of the money supply (i.e., inflation) as an acceptable practice (e.g., Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman) though such manipulation clearly results in an unvoluntary transfer of buying power (i.e., theft), which is contrary to Objectivism. It is important to note that the Ludwig von Mises Institute was founded by Lew Rockwell, who was a student of Murray Rothbard (who some regard as the father of Libertarianism), and is a Libertarian, not an Objectivist. Not surprisingly, therefore, documents (books, articles etc.) written by authors who are not Objectivist, or who oppose Objectivism, will also be encountered at the Ludwig von Mises Institute web site.


Capitalism Magazine - Published by Bahamas 2000 Co, Ltd., articles cover a host of subjects (e.g., anti-trust, entertainment, science, war, etc.) from an Objectivist perspective.

Full Context - Founded by Karen Minto, Full Context is an internationally-distributed newsletter that presents the politics, the principles, and the people behind the recent explosion of interest in Objectivist thought, and of the Renaissance of individualism surrounding it. Regular features include revealing, personal interviews with many of the leading personalities in the Objectivist and free-market movements—from the academics to the artists, to the political pundits. It is an excellent source of interviews. All back-issues are online.

Consent - Journal of ideas and opinions on individual freedom. Originally published by Freedom Party of Ontario, it is now published by Freedom Party International. All back-issues are available online. Few articles are about Objectivism itself, but many articles are written by Objectivists. Most articles relate less to philosophy and more to politics and political issues. Freedom Party also publishes a number of issue papers, calendars, submission to hearings by legislatures, etc.. The table of contents for those publications - including the popular "Censorship Alert!" and "Just Say Know to Whole Language" is here.

The Intellectual Activist - Founded as a fortnightly political newsletter by Peter Schwartz (chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ayn Rand Institute and president of Second Renaissance Book Service), the Intellectual Activist is now owned and published by Robert Tracinski, a member of the faculty of the Ayn Rand Institute's Objectivist Academic Centre. TIA is dedicated to understanding and promoting the ideas of Ayn Rand. It serves as a forum for those who are working to gain a deeper understanding of Ayn Rand's fiction and philosophy and applying her ideas to gain new insights in every field of human knowledge. NOTE: Only article excerpts are available online: a subscription must be purchased to read the articles in full.

Navigator - Published by The Objectivist Center eleven times per year, Navigator's articles and reviews tackle issues from ethics to psychology, art to cultural analysis, cognitive sciences to child-raising. Navigator also provides news about the Objectivist movement, plus information about upcoming events and new products. Full text of articles available online without a subscription.

The Free Radical - Objectivist magazine apparently published by SOLO (the Sense Of Life Objectivists in New Zealand) and edited by Lindsay Perigo, the Convenor of SOLO.

Journal of Ayn Rand Studies - Articles not available online: table of contents only. Available only in hardcopy, with a subscription. Published by The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies Foundantion and edited by New York University professor Chris Matthew Sciabarra, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies is a nonpartisan journal devoted to the study of Ayn Rand and her times. The journal is not aligned with any advocacy group, institute, or person. It welcomes papers from every discipline and from a variety of interpretive and critical perspectives. It aims to foster scholarly dialogue through a respectful exchange of ideas.

Aristos: A Journal of the Arts - Edited by Louis Torres & Michelle Marder Kamhi (authors of "What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand"), Aristos is an independent journal advocating objective standards in arts scholarship and criticism. Aristos argues that the concept of art (in the sense of the traditional "fine arts" of painting, sculpture, literature, music, and dance) can be objectively defined. There are no new issues, but the back issues are archived and can be read online.

Online Objectivism Tutorials

Introducing Objectivism - by Ayn Rand. Objectivism in a nutshell.

Essentials of Objectivism - a very succinct (one small page) overview of, well, the essentials of Objectivism (provided by the Ayn Rand Institute).

The Capitalism Visual Tour - at capitalism.org. This brief, step by step (page by page) tour takes you step by step through the basic tenets of Objectivism and shows why Objectivism is the moral basis for Capitalism...why Capitalism is the only moral social/political system. If you have never read much about Objectivism or the nature of capitalism, this is an excellent way to start.

The Philosophy of Objectivism: A Brief Summary - More technical than the Capitalism Visual Tour at capitalism.org, this excerpt from Leonard Piekoff's excellent book "The Ominous Parallels" (which shows the similarities between Naziism and some aspects of American society). Excellent for those with some basic knowledge of Objectivism.

Radio/Television Programs

PRODOS - Australian Objectivist radio show. Listen online!

Voice of Freedom - Audio selections from Freedom Party International's very large collection of audio and video appearances of FpI members, leaders, and executive (most, if not all of whom are Objectivists). Most feature debates between Objectivists and the left. Great listening. The audio files download while you listen to them. At any given time, there are approximately 12 programs that you can listen to. Selections are changed from time to time.


Objectivism Today



The Ayn Rand Institute - The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism. Formed in 1985 by Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand's intellectual heir. The Institute Promotes Objectivism as Ayn Rand explained it. See note.

The Objectivist Center - Founded in 1989 by former Ayn Rand Institute member David Kelley, the stated goal of The Objectivist Center is "to help create a new culture in our society, a culture in tune with the entrepreneurial spirit of the new economy, a culture that affirms the core Objectivist values of reason, individualism, freedom, and achievement". See note.

The Jefferson School, of Economics, Philosophy, and Psychology. The school is run by Dr. George Reisman and Dr. Edith Packer (husband and wife). The site's main feature is the full text (.pdf format) of Reisman's "Capitalism", a textbook advancing the moral and economical case for Laissez-Faire Capitalism. See note.

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists. Based in New Zealand, SOLO says it "...has been set up, to invoke George Walsh's famous remark when he helped David Kelley launch the Institute for Objectivist Studies, for those who consider themselves "homeless Objectivists" still. Affilated with online Objectivist magazine "Free Radical", the LibertariaNZ (political party in New Zealand), and the Importance of Philosophy website (Objectivist).

Note: Schisms within Objectivism

It could be argued that a link to The Jefferson School, to The Objectivist Centre, or to the Ayn Rand Institute, does not belong in the Atlantis directory: that one or more of those organizations does not truly promote Objectivism. Mondo Politico has chosen to include all purported Objectivist organizations in the Atlantis directory, so that you can judge for yourself.

The Ayn Rand Institute distanced itself from David Kelley, who subsequently founded The Objectivist Centre. The root cause for the rift can be gleaned from reading the exchange of articles that led to David Kelley's separation from the Ayn Rand Institute. Brief history: Peter Schwarz wrote an article, "On Sanctioning the Sanctioners" that appeared in The Intellectual Activist (February 27, 1989). It spoke out against speaking to Libertarian groups (Schwarz's opposition to Libertarianism is thoroughly explained in his "Libertarianism: the Perversion of Liberty", which is one of the essays included in Ayn Rand's book, "The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought"). David Kelley had spoken to Libertarian groups, and took Schwartz's article to be directed at himself. In response, David Kelley wrote "A Question of Sanction". In response, Ayn Rand Institute founder Leonard Peikoff wrote "Fact and Value", saying that Objectivism is a closed system (i.e., not, as Kelley had suggested, a potentially flawed work in progress, subject to amendment) and that David Kelley - by saying objectivism does not require one to cast moral judgment on ideas, but requires only that one determine ideas to be true or false - was actually rejecting Objectivism. This was followed by Peter Schwartz's addendum to "Fact and Value", "On Moral Sanctions". Since then Kelley has published "The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand", in which he argues that we ought not to quickly conclude that immoral ideas are the result of a wilful refusal to see the truth (i.e., irrationality), and that one should tolerate a person whose ideas are incorrect until one has evidence of that person's irrationality (at which point, moral judgment about the person's idea, and the person, can be made). He argues, also, that Objectivism is not a closed system and, effectively, that Objectivism requires that it not be a closed system. In short, self-identified Objectivists now fall into two camps (each would probably say that the other is not a camp of Objectivism at all), and various web sites, authors, and magazines etc. now tend to ally themselves with one or the other camp. (Additional reading on the subject: Notes On 'A Question of Sanction' ” by Robert W. Tracinski; "Facts, Values and Moral Sanctions: An Open Letter To Objectivists" by Robert J. Bidinotto; "Reintroducing the Measurements: An Old Fallacy with a New Name" by Bennett C. Karp; "POP culture Premises Of Post-Objectivism" [a letter from Kirsti Minsaas to Harry Binswanger]; "Introduction to 'Truth and Toleration' " by David Kelley).

Information about the split between the Ayn Rand Institute on the one hand, and George Reisman and Edith Packer (co-founders of The Jefferson School) is harder to come by. However, you can read Olaf Samuelson's account here.

Objectivist Clubs

Silicon Valley Objectivists - Objectivism, the philosophy originated by Ayn Rand, advocates reason, egoism and laissez-faire capitalism. Join SVO to make new friends, enjoy intellectual discussion and advance laissez-faire capitalism.

Boston Objectivist Network - an informal group of students and adults of all ages, whose common bond is an interest in the philosophy of Ayn Rand. We meet once per month (on the last Saturday of the month) to discuss relevant issues from a viewpoint influenced by Rand's ideas.

Carnegie Mellon University Objectivist Club - The purpose of the CMU Objectivist Club is to study Objectivism and to promote it to the campus community. This is accomplished primarily through regular meetings at which Objectivism and its applications are discussed, through study groups at which the club focuses on a particular Objectivist work, and through live lectures which feature major Objectivist speakers.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Objectivist Club

Stanford University Objectivist Club - Studies and promotes the study of Objectivism. Anyone interested in philosophy and its real-world application is invited to join.