Peter Schwartz is a writer and journalist who follows the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand. He was the original editor and publisher for The Intellectual Activist and has contributed to books that reprint articles by Rand and other Objectivist writers, such as The Voice of Reason and Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution (an expanded version of The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution by Ayn Rand). He is also the author of The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America and The Battle for Laissez-Faire Capitalism. He is a former chairman of the board of directors of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a critic of environmentalism, cultural relativism, libertarianism, multiculturalism, and affirmative action.