A collection of essays that demolish many of the myths surrounding laissez-faire capitalism and explain, in theoretical and historical detail, why Ayn Rand regarded it not merely as an engine of economic progress, but as a profoundly moral social system.
An introduction to Objectivism’s theory of knowledge through its account of the nature and formation of concepts — a non-skeptical, non-mystical theory of how concepts allow man to acquire vast knowledge of the universe, unattainable on the perceptual level of consciousness.
Ayn Rand’s analysis of the methods for achieving unity of theme, plot, characterization and style — the four essential elements of fiction — plus her views on such related topics as “inspiration,” personal values, plot construction and writer’s block.
All twenty-six of Rand’s syndicated weekly Los Angeles Times columns from 1962, analyzing then-current events from a philosophic perspective, plus rare articles such as “The Fascist New Frontier,” “The Only Path to Tomorrow” and “Why I Like Stamp Collecting.”
An introduction to Ayn Rand’s ideas through selections from her most famous and most philosophical novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, and from her nonfiction essays, media interviews, private seminars and personal letters.
In 1961, Ayn Rand received a speaking invitation from the Ford Hall Forum, a group that sponsors free public lectures on social and political issues. She spoke there almost every year until her death.