You may already know of Ayn Rand as author of The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged. But did you know that Rand wrote two other novels, plus many nonfiction essays on topics ranging from moral virtue to the 1969 moon landing to the impact of Progressive education to the ideas driving rampant inflation to the persecution of “big business” to the role of art in human life?
This short video course is a light, informal conversation about Rand’s novels and nonfiction, with special emphasis on three of her most popular collections of essays: The Virtue of Selfishness, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal and Philosophy: Who Needs It. Among the questions this course answers:
- What books and essays did Rand write?
- What kinds of topics did she cover?
- Why should I read her works today, decades after they were published?
- Where should I start?
If you’re looking for an introduction to Rand’s writings, pour yourself a cup of coffee and come join the discussion!