About the Author
An epic masterpiece.
Set in a near-future U.S.A., Ayn Rand’s thrilling masterpiece features the mysterious disappearance of the top innovators and industrialists—and demonstrates a new moral philosophy: the morality of rational self-interest.
Why Businessmen Need Philosophy
The capitalist’s guide to the ideas behind Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged
Essays on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged
This is the first scholarly study of Atlas Shrugged, covering the historical, literary, and philosophical aspects of Ayn Rand’s magnum opus. Topics include: the novel’s creation, publication, and reception; its nature as a romantic novel; and its presentation of a radical new philosophy.
The history of Atlas Shrugged
An essay on the genesis of the book.
The Author Speaks
In this interview, which took place upon publication of For the New Intellectual, Ayn Rand discusses the nature of cultural leadership; the influence of Plato, Aquinas and Kant; the creeping mysticism infecting science; and the lengthy process by which individuals become the “new intellectuals” of tomorrow.
In this lecture, delivered at Ford Hall Forum in Boston, Miss Rand discusses the relationship of the events presented in Atlas Shrugged to the actual events occurring in the world—and addresses the question: is Atlas Shrugged a prophetic novel, or a historical one?
In Ayn Rand’s final public talk, she exhorts a group of businessmen to stop apologizing, and stop supporting anti-capitalist institutions: “It is a moral crime to give money to support ideas with which you disagree. It is a moral crime to give money to support your own destroyers.” See how the force of her ideas captivated an audience and drew a tumultuous response.