Published August 21, 2012
In a world that equates idealism with otherworldliness and denial of self, while simultaneously reminding us that, as one conservative commentator puts it, “perfection in the life of man on earth” is impossible—Rand stands alone. She argues that perfection on earth is possible, if only we’re ready to work for it.
Published October 31, 2011
How could Ayn Rand have anticipated, more than 50 years ago, a United States spinning out of financial control, plagued by soaring spending and crippling regulations?
Published June 29, 2011
If we are to reject the welfare state as immoral and thereby restore the American dream of individualism, don’t we need a rational morality that challenges the centuries-old creed of self-sacrifice and instead argues for the individual’s moral right to his own life and happiness?
Published April 25, 2011
What emerges from the pages of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" is that the moral man is in fact truly selfish: he chooses to embrace his own life by choosing to purposefully, systematically, and unwaveringly do the thinking and take the actions necessary for his own happiness.
Published November 26, 2009
The key to Rand’s enduring popularity is that she appeals not to the immaturity but to the idealism of youth.