Ayn Rand in the News

by Jason Stotts

I think it’s great that the two new biographies of Ayn Rand, Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne Heller and Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right by Jennifer Burns, are really increasing the amount of media references.  For example, here is a short list of some of the bigger profile reviews.

Newsweek:  “Atlas Hugged” by Mark Sanford (Governor of South Carolina).

The New York Times: “Twin Biographies of a Singular Woman” by Janet Maslin.

Time: “Ayn Rand: Extremist or Visionary?” by Andrea Sachs.

And, perhaps the most interesting recent media Ayn Rand reference:

The Daily Beast: “Ayn Rand Power Dressing” by Rebecca Dana

While I don’t think that any of the commenters on Ayn Rand are particularly well educated about Objectivism, I think that it is good that she is appearing more and more in the media.  Even the negative reviews are getting her name out there and will hopefully encourage at least some new people to go out and pick up the primary sources.

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