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Quicklet on Ayn Rand's Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

Quicklet on Ayn Rand's Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

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As a polemicist, Ayn Rand provokes. As a novelist, she intrigues. As a theorist, she edifies. As a proposer of public policy, she terrifies. When engaging with these multiple faces of Rand, the contradictions can be extreme and the reaction visceral; however, these responses are exactly why so many people continue to buy her books and follow her Objectivist philosophy. When reading Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, one alternately feels ashamed, invigorated, enlightened, or outraged. But these are the emotional responses which keep readers engaged and eager to continue reading.

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, originally published in 1966, collects previously published essays and speeches by Ayn Rand and members of her intellectual circle Alan Greenspan, Nathaniel Branden, and Robert Hessen. This, her third nonfiction work, follows in the wake of For the New Intellectual and The Virtue of Selfishness. Intended to provide the reader with everyday examples of how Objectivism could be practiced, the first half of the book outlines the Objectivist position on issues such as the gold standard, anti-trust law, or the inheritance tax, and acts as a basic primer for the Objectivist philosophy, while the second half of the book contains commentary on the largest political questions of the day including the military draft, the student rebellion and the conflict in Vietnam.
ABOUT THE BOOK

As a polemicist, Ayn Rand provokes. As a novelist, she intrigues. As a theorist, she edifies. As a proposer of public policy, she terrifies. When engaging with these multiple faces of Rand, the contradictions can be extreme and the reaction visceral; however, these responses are exactly why so many people continue to buy her books and follow her Objectivist philosophy. When reading Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, one alternately feels ashamed, invigorated, enlightened, or outraged. But these are the emotional responses which keep readers engaged and eager to continue reading.

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, originally published in 1966, collects previously published essays and speeches by Ayn Rand and members of her intellectual circle Alan Greenspan, Nathaniel Branden, and Robert Hessen. This, her third nonfiction work, follows in the wake of For the New Intellectual and The Virtue of Selfishness. Intended to provide the reader with everyday examples of how Objectivism could be practiced, the first half of the book outlines the Objectivist position on issues such as the gold standard, anti-trust law, or the inheritance tax, and acts as a basic primer for the Objectivist philosophy, while the second half of the book contains commentary on the largest political questions of the day including the military draft, the student rebellion and the conflict in Vietnam.

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Published by: Hyperink on Nov 14, 2012
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