Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A

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New American Library, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 241 pages
After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand turned to nonfiction writing and occasional lecturing. Her aim was to bring her philosophy, Objectivism, to a wider audience and apply it to current cultural and political issues. The taped lectures and the question-and-answer sessions that followed not only added an eloquent new dimension to Ayn Rand's ideas and beliefs, but a fresh and spontaneous insight into Ayn Rand herself. Never before available in print, Ayn Rand Answers is a collection of those enlightening Q & As. THIS IS AYN RAND ON ETHICS * ERNEST HEMINGWAY * MODERN ART VIETNAM * LIBERTARIANS * JANE FORDA * RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES HOLLYWOOD COMMUNISTS * ATHEISM * DON QUIXOTE * ABORTION GUN CONTROL * LOVE AND MARRIAGE * RONALD REGAN * POLLUTION THE MIDDLE EAST * RACISM AND FEMINISM * CRIME AND PUNISHMENT CAPITALISM * PROSTITUTION * HOMOSEXUALITY REASON AND RATIONALITY * LITERATURE * DRUG USE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS * RICHARD NIXON * NEW LEFT MILITANTS HUAC * CHESS * COMEDY * SUICIDE * MASCULINITY * MARK TWAIN IMPROPER QUESTION * AND MORE

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A great compilation of the best of Ayn Rand's question and answer periods following her lectures. Robert Mayhew's excellent editing organizes the questions and answers into chapters drawn around broad ... Read full review

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Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthem followed in 1938. It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Rand's unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three nonfiction books, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtues of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, The Romantic Manifesto.

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