Freedom of speech is indispensable to a free and civilized society, yet this precious right is increasingly under attack today.

Applying Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism to the most pressing free speech issues of the day, the essays in Defending Free Speech reveal the attacks to be the product of destructive ideas – ideas that are eroding Western culture at its foundation.

In today’s politically charged news cycle, the candidates and the media ignore one of the most pressing issues of the day: freedom of speech. The Ayn Rand Institute cares deeply about this important issue. Defending Free Speech is its latest effort to protect this precious right. The Heartland Institute invites you to join this discussion.