About

The Tracinski Letter is a newsletter covering culture and politics from an individualist perspective based on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism.

I have been a writer, lecturer, and commentator for 20 years. I started out with a degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago and then worked for several years as a securities analyst for Morningstar. From 1996-2010, I was editor and publisher of The Intellectual Activist: An Objectivist Review, and in 2004 I started its online offshoot, TIA Daily—which has now become The Tracinski Letter.

Along the way, I have worked at the Ayn Rand Institute, been a columnist for Creators Syndicate, had op-eds published in dozens of newspapers, from the Chicago Tribune to the San Francisco Chronicle, and been featured on many radio and television shows, from Rush Limbaugh to “The O’Reilly Factor.”

More recently, I’ve worked as an editor at RealClearPolitics and as a Senior Writer for The Federalist.

In The Tracinski Letter, I present my own ideas, not just on politics, but on every subject imaginable: economics, history, philosophy, the Objectivist movement, science, technology, art, literature, movies, and more. My subject matter, and my passion, is human civilization as such, in all of its fascinating details and with everything it requires for its survival—which includes, first and foremost, a free society with a free economy.

—Robert Tracinski