About

NewRWTHeadshotThe 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 more than 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 to 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, worked as an editor for RealClearPolitics and RealClearFuture, and 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.”

Currently, my main work is as a Senior Writer for The Federalist and an occasional guest host for The Federalist Radio Hour.

In The Tracinski Letter, I present my own ideas, not just on politics, but on every subject that interests me: 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