By Gary Weiss
Thirty years after her loss of life in March 1982, Ayn Rand's rules have by no means been extra very important. Unfettered capitalism, unregulated enterprise, bare-bones executive delivering no social providers, glorification of selfishness, disdain for Judeo-Christian morality—these are the tenets of Rand's harsh philosophy.
In Ayn Rand Nation, Gary Weiss explores the folks and associations that stay below the spell of the Russian-born novelist. He presents new insights into Rand's internal circle within the final years of her existence, with revelations of never-before-publicized predictions via Rand that also resonate this present day. Weiss charts Rand's infiltration of the Tea social gathering and Libertarian hobbies, and offers an inside of examine the novel trust method that has exerted a strong effect at the Republican get together and its presidential applicants. it is a interesting solid of characters that levels from Glenn Beck to Oliver Stone, and comprises Rand's such a lot influential disciple, Alan Greenspan. Weiss describes in penetrating element how Greenspan grew to become a stalking horse for Rand—slashing and burning rules with ideological zeal, after which looking to cover her impression on his lifestyles and pondering. finally, Weiss presents a technique for a renewed nationwide discussion, an embody of the nation's center values that's had to take care of Rand's pervasive grip on society.
From The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged to Rand's lesser-known and misunderstood nonfiction books, Gary Weiss examines the effect of Rand's pondering throughout our society.
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