Wednesday, February 02, 2005


Ayn Rand Centennial

Ayn Rand (1905-1982) was born 100 years ago in Russia. She escaped to the U.S. where she wrote several works of fiction and non-fiction. I have read The Fountainhead, The Virtue of Selfishness, Capitalism: An Unknown Ideal, and Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution. In all her writings, she puts forth the concept of objectivitism, of man as a rational being with rational selfishness being the moral code by which he should live.

The book that had the most profound effect on my life was her Magnum Opus Atlas Shrugged.

If you haven't read any of her books yet, I strongly recommend doing so.

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