Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Penguin, Jul 15, 1986 - Philosophy - 416 pages
In this series of essays, Ayn Rand presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism.
The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene.
This edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand that did not appear in the hardcover edition: “The Wreckage of the Consensus,” which presents the Objectivists’ views on Vietnam and the draft; and “Requiem for Man,” an answer to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
Ayn Rand was once asked if she could present the essence of her philosophy while standing on one foot. She answered: Metaphysics: Objective Reality; Epistemology: Reason; Ethics: Self-interest ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joshua.pelton-stroud - LibraryThing
A collection of essays written mostly by Ayn Rand, this book did a good job of getting out the over all message of Individual Rights superseding the collective.Some of the most interesting bits I ... Read full review
THE ANATOMY OF COMPROMISE
IS ATLAS SHRUGGING?
THE PULL PEDDLERS
EXTREMISM OR THE ART OF SMEARING
THE OBLITERATION OF CAPITALISM
RULE BY CONSENSUS
NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN FREE ENTERPRISE
THE EFFECTS OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN
THE ASSAULT ON INTEGRITY
THE PROPERTY STATUS OF AIRWAVES
PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS
THEORY AND PRACTICE
LET US ALONE