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Thursday 26 February 2015
Jonathan Dolhenty, The Moral Liberal

This is one of the dangers of an incomplete metaphysical system or a metaphysical system which begins with mistaken initial premises. It is not, strictly speaking, “existence” which exists, as Objectivists Ayn Rand and Leonard Peikoff and atheist philosopher George Smith would have it. It is “being” which exists; “existence” is simply predicated of a being or an entity when it is actualized. “Existence” means that state of a being in virtue of which it is present as an actuality, and not merely as a possibility, distinct from the mind and, if it be a produced being, distinct from its producing cause.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Feb 2015
Nicole Halper, Students for Liberty

Rand is one of the most controversial thinkers of our age, and the first to appropriate a philosophy that holds man’s reason as his highest faculty. Her works give voice to capitalism as a principle-based value structure that necessarily opposes collectivist ideas and protects individual rights so you can do what you want. Objectivism holds human achievement and capability as the highest ideals. Objectivist ethics are a basis for many Conservative, Libertarian and Tea Party principles. Major figures like Alan Greenspan, Ron/Rand Paul, and Jimmy Wales have self-identified as Objectivists. The following is growing. Objectivist book sales have historically increased during every US financial crisis since Atlas’ publication.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Feb 2015
Thursday 04 December 2014
Zoe Szathmary, Daily Mail (London)

Atlas Shrugged’ is widely known for a speech delivered by character John Galt. The sentence 'Who is John Galt?’ regularly appears on bumper stickers and other merchandise.
Rand herself came to be known as the founder of the Objectivist movement. Individualism and laissez-faire capitalism are two tenets supported by the philosophy.
The New York Observer wrote that during Rand’s lifetime 'To the left, she was a reactionary, a fascist, a capitalist pig who advocated for a complete separation between government and economics, limitless individualism and the virtue of selfishness.
'To the right, she was an atheist; to moderates, an absolutist.’

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 04 Dec 2014
Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

“As the longtime publisher of Ayn Rand’s works, New American Library is excited to continue its successful collaboration with the Rand estate,” said NAL Senior Vice President and Publisher Kara Welsh in a press release about the new Rand book.

The publication will contain the original novel and play, both written in 1934 while Rand was in her late 20s.

Welsh added that “the arrival of a never-before-seen Ayn Rand novel will thrill dedicated readers and is a true publishing event.”

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 04 Dec 2014
Clare Swanson, Publishers Weekly

Ideal, the first Ayn Rand novel to be released since 1957’s Atlas Shrugged, is set to be published by Penguin Random House imprint NAL on July 7, 2015.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 04 Dec 2014
Monday 17 November 2014
Swati Sharma, New Indian Express (Chennai)

Fountainhead,

by Ayn Rand.

I read this book when I was in high school and it filled me with a sense of grandeur and purpose. Howard Roark is a monolith of integrity.

About the book.

This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special Afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of ‘The Fountainhead’.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 18 Nov 2014
Thursday 23 October 2014
Gary Weiss, AlterNet

An Objectivist America would be a dark age of unhindered free enterprise, far more primitive and Darwinian than anything seen before. Objectivists know this. What perhaps they do not always appreciate, given their less than fanatical approach to reality, is what turning back the clock would mean. Or perhaps they do not care.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
Wednesday 10 September 2014
James Valliant, Objectivism Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand is hot right now. Sizzling hot. As government grows more intrusive, and our freedom shrinks, her novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, are selling at an unprecedented clip. Given today’s headlines, it is easy to see why. Less easy to understand is the remarkable level of ignorance about Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Sep 2014
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Kira Peikoff, BookTrib

When I was 7 years old, my father had a heart attack. Not one that killed him, thank God. He was rushed to the hospital in time for doctors to clear his blocked artery. No one was all that surprised. My dad had smoked three packs a day for 30 years—that’s over 650,000 cigarettes—before quitting.

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014
Friday 01 August 2014
Lucy Steigerwald, Antiwar.com

…victims at all Neocons and the worst kind of objectivists do this most often. It’s similar to the idea that the other country or group shoulders all the moral responsibility for dead civilians, but it…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Positive
Michael Shaughnessy, EducationViews

…do? I’m happy to! Currently, I’m curator at the Ayn Rand Archives, which is a department of the Ayn Rand Institute. The Archives is the world’s largest repository of Rand-themed material. Our mission…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Positive
Walter Hudson, PJ Media

…is explored in a recent episode of The Peikoff Podcasts by Ayn Rand Institute executive director Yaron Brook. Answering why so many professing libertarians are anti-Israel, Brook explained: I…

Posted over 5 years ago Publication date: 29 Jul 2014