A provocative examination of Ayn Rand's ideas and her enormous impact on American culture and politics—from Alan Greenspan to the Tea Party.
Thirty years after her death in March 1982, Ayn Rand's ideas have never been more important. In Ayn Rand Nation, Gary Weiss explores the people and institutions that continue to be heavily influenced by Rand's work, particularly in the current political and economic climate. He covers a wide range of subjects, including veterans of Rand’s famed “Collective” of the 1950s; her intellectual heir, Leonard Peikoff, and his adversaries; Rand's permeation of the Tea Party and Libertarian movements; the celebrities who have become her fans and media personalities who promote her views, among them Glenn Beck, John Stossel and Rush Limbaugh; the Rand standard-bearer Congressman Ron Paul and his son Senator Rand Paul; and most importantly, Alan Greenspan and Rand's crucial affect on the man who counseled deregulation of financial marketswith lasting consequences for America today.
From The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged to Rand's lesser-known and misunderstood nonfiction books, Gary Weiss examines the impact of Rand's thinking across our culture.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.06(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter One The Believers
Chapter Two The Pre-Objectivist Objectivist 39
Chapter Three The Winners 49
Chapter Four The Banker 65
Chapter Five The Apostates 84
Chapter Six The Secessionist 93
Chapter Seven The Cool Objectivist 108
Chapter Eight The Agitator 124
Chapter Nine The First Teabagger 138
Chapter Ten The Organizer 145
Chapter Eleven The Vaguely Dissatisfied 159
Chapter Twelve The Persuaded 177
Chapter Thirteen The Great Debate 195
Chapter Fourteen The Murray Hill Candidate 209
Chapter Fifteen The Bill for Collection 222
Chapter Sixteen The Prophecy 6
Chapter Seventeen The Vision 248
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Selfishness is not an organizing rinciple for a humane society. Ms Rands hypocrisy has been well documented. Her current followers are just as hypocritical. Buy this book and confront your local conservatives with the truth.
The nation is in trouble but not for these reasons.