John Galt School
Who is John Galt?
John Galt is a huge inspiration for all of us. He is not just a hero from Ayn Rand’s most well-known novel ’’Atlas Shrugged’’, but the name of our most popular educational, one-semester program – the John Galt School. The main goal of this program is to produce high-quality education for everyone interested in the philosophy of Objectivism.
Also, its goal is to enliven young people and active individuals, hungry for knowledge in the fields of economics, politics and philosophy. We are here to prepare them for an active role in their communities and an active role in their own lives. Because, all of us are capable of achieving our own happiness and becoming future leaders. We just need someone to help us focus on the right things and show us how to use them.
In order to offer this program to numerous European countries, we partner with reputable local organizations which implement the program with our guidance.
The John Galt School program educates up to 25 participants and manages to show them a new perspective in the above mentioned subjects. Typical lectures that we come across in universities, are not the only way of schooling. In our school we have workshops, book clubs, and movie nights which we use to introduce students to the philosophy and importance of Objectivism. Of course, some of the best and most important writings of Ayn Rand are given to our future alumni, and with her help we assist them in finding themselves. These schools are the best way to give an introduction and an elaboration to many different topics, whether it is about Objectivism in sports, art, or generally about Objectivism as a philosophy. And it is up to the independent judgement of each individual to arrive at his or her own conclusion, just as all individuals should do for themselves.
Our program has been implemented in 17 countries so far, in which we have 24 schools realised. The John Galt School counts 570 alumni by now. We have had 95 lecturers – experts in this field, teach at our program and make a major contribution to its overall success. And we are still growing.
Some of the countries where our program has already been implemented are: Greece, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Czechia, Serbia, North Macedonia, Georgia, Montenegro and Turkey.
Without Ayn Rand, her books, way of thinking and overall work, we would never have the opportunity to educate people and introduce them to a whole new world of exciting, life-giving ideas. Her work continually contributes to the education of future intellectuals; today, there are many with such potential but who are not yet ready to express their full abilities in a productive way. Ayn Rand has blessed us with wisdom and it is up to us and our school to convey her blessing to all of those with great potential. Who knows, maybe among our future alumni we will find a new Ayn Rand or a new John Galt; it’s up to us to spot and encourage them.