Cultural Movements: Creating Change

20 08 2008

I have recently seen the first lecture (of three) entitled Cultural Movements: Creating Change – available at the Ayn Rand Institute’s homepage, about halfway down the page.

Yaron Brook and Onkar Gate discuss the history of cultural change in the US, focusing on the environmentalism, conservative political movement and religion.
These lectures are explicitly discussing how cultures change in their underlying ideologies and attitudes.

If you’re like me, you hope to see significant changes in culture over the course of your life. I would love to see a world where egoist ethics replaced altruistic ethics, where individual human rights theory was taken seriously, where the existence/identity axiom was understood etc.
But what’s the best way to influence others?

From what I’ve seen, these lectures are excellent:
http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index

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