I attended a book forum at the Cato Institute on The Life and Impact of Ayn Rand that featured the authors of two new biographies of Ayn Rand, Anne C. Heller’s Ayn Rand and the World She Made and Jennifer Burns’s Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right, followed by dinner with the authors and a group of very interested people. You don’t have to be an enthusiastic Objectivist to find the ideas and the life of Ayn Rand interesting. The discussion this evening was well worth the time. If you’re interested in libertarianism, or even just twentieth century American intellectual and political history, you should find this interesting. (The video should be up at the link above soon.)
An Engaging and Interesting Exchange
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I purchased Burns’ book last night and look forward to beginning it. The reviews for both books have been excellent.
Heller was also interviewed on the Diane Rehm show on 10/28 and gave a very fair although sometimes critical look at Rand’s life and work. I think you can listen here: