Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A

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Robert Mayhew
Penguin, Nov 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand occasionally lectured in order bring her philosophy of Objectivism to a wider audience and apply it to current cultural and political issues. These 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, this publishing event is a collection of those enlightening Q & As.
 
This is Ayn Rand on: ethics, Ernest Hemingway, modern art, Vietnam, Libertarians, Jane Fonda, religious conservatives, Hollywood Communists, atheism, Don Quixote, abortion, gun control, love and marriage, Ronald Reagan, 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 questions, 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

Contents

The Declaration of Independence
Force
The Scope of Government
Capitalism
Technology and Prosperity
Economics
Law Crime and Punishment
Political Activism
Selfishness and SelfSacrifice
Applied Ethics
Love and Sex
Humor and Morality
Philosophy in General
Metaphysics
Free Will
Epistemology

Conservatism
Libertarianism and Anarchism
The Left
Foreign Policy
Racism and Feminism
Ethical Fundamentals
The Nature of Art
Literature
The Visual Arts and Music
Beauty
Copyright

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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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