Ayn Rand(1905-1982)

Author of “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged,” prophetess of today’s war of the Individual vs. the State.

Utopia: Dream & Nightmare

November 23, 2010
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Utopia: Dream & Nightmare

Utopias in America, from the first Puritan settlements to the communes of the 1960s, share the goal of removal from the heart of civilization to the wilderness in order to establish a new social order. Communities with European roots embraced the equalizing demands and freedoms of the New World’s open frontier, even as the...
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Capitalism.org

November 13, 2010
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Capitalism.org

Capitalism.org is the website for the moral social system: laissez-faire capitalism. 1. What is capitalism? Capitalism is a social system based on the principle of individual rights. The term capitalism is used here in the broader philosophical political sense, and not in the narrower economic sense, i.e. a free-market.
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“The Report of our Death was Greatly Exaggerated.”

November 1, 2010
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“The Report of our Death was Greatly Exaggerated.”

So whatever happened to the death of conservatism? Wasn’t it supposed to be long gone by now, crumbling within its sarcophagus, a dim memory of a discredited past? Didn’t we start hearing authoritative rumblings about its impending doom around the time of the last set of midterm elections, in 2006, when disillusioned ex-conservatives like...
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Ayn Rand

August 17, 2010
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Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 2, 1905. At age six she taught herself to read and two years later discovered her first fictional hero in a French magazine for children, thus capturing the heroic vision which sustained her throughout her life. At the age of nine, she decided to...
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Why “Atlas Shrugged” is flying off the bookshelves

August 17, 2010
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Why “Atlas Shrugged” is flying off the bookshelves

According to a Library of Congress survey, Atlas Shrugged, published in 1957, may be second to the Bible as the most influential book read in America. It is required reading in management training at BB&T, the 12th-largest bank in the U.S. and one that resisted taking TARP bailout funds. Since the Obama administration took...
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