Ayn Rand

Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand

Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand

Vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan has reportedly had favorable things to say about Ayn Rand, author of “Atlas Shrugged” and the philosophy of Objectivism, which stresses the absolutism of reason, reality and individual rights (including...

Ayn Rand’s Critics

Ayn Rand’s Critics

Ayn Rand is hot right now.  Sizzling hot.  As government grows more intrusive, and our freedom shrinks, her novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, are selling at an unprecedented clip.  Given today’s headlines, it is easy to see why. Less...

Read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

I do not recommend the movie based—unfaithfully, in my judgment—on Atlas Shrugged (Rand 1957) that is opening this weekend. (See my analysis of one scene from the movie and novel.) Instead, I urge every thoughtful individual to read the novel,...

Ayn Rand Answers

Rather belatedly, I've just finished reading Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of her Q & A, edited by Robert Mayhew. It's a superb collection, and I want to re-read it soon. In reading it, I was wondering how impressed a non-Objectivist reader might...

Ayn Rand and the Financial Crisis

In this time of financial crisis and the Democrats' irrational response to it, Americans are showing a growing interest in Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Increasing sales of her masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged, have been reported around the...

Alan Greenspan vs. Ayn Rand and Freedom

The connection of Alan Greenspan to Ayn Rand, decades ago, is being used to blacken her name and her ideas.   This from the Leftist "Mother Jones" publication is one of the milder expressions: "In a historic moment, former Fed chair Alan...

The Appeal of Ayn Rand

February 2 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of America's most controversial and inspiring writers, Ayn Rand. She continues to be wildly popular among the young: some 14,000 high school students per year submit entries to essay...

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