Leonard Peikoff discusses the moral principles of integrity and honesty, explaining why moral compromise means the abandonment of principles and why moral principles must be held as absolutes. Peikoff explains Rand’s view that “in any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit,” and her view that nothing gained by dishonesty is a value. He shows how dishonesty leads to a systematic undermining of every moral principle life requires. Peikoff concludes with a comment on the course Objectivism: The State of the Art, emphasizing that the essence of Objectivism is Rand’s discoveries in epistemology.