Leonard Peikoff discusses the evil of the initiation of force. What does it mean to initiate physical force, and why is this act evil? Why do so many people believe that you can achieve the good by initiating force? Why does Rand reject all such views?

This lesson consists of a recorded lecture that Peikoff gave in 1989, based on thinking he did for his book Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, published in 1991.