Monday, February 27, 2012

Ayn Rand Nation Excerpt at Bloomberg View

Bloomberg View published today an excerpt from Ayn Rand Nation, which can be found here.

The Bloomberg excerpt is from Chapter Nine, "The First Teabagger," in which I describe how Rand made comments in a radio interview that presaged the Tea Party, and predicted a market crash worse than 1929. She also roundly denounced budget deficits, and generally sounded as if she'd hopped off a stage at a Tea Party Rally.

There's also an article on the book at Counterpunch today by Pam Martens, a former Wall Street whistle-blower.

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AYN RAND NATION: The Hidden Struggle for America's Soul, will be published by St. Martin's Press on Feb. 28, 2012. Click here to pre-order the book from Amazon.com, and here to pre-order from Barnes & Noble. Follow me on Twitter @gary_weiss.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Booklist on AYN RAND NATION: 'Stimulating;' 'Thought-provoking;' 'Ominous'

Booklist is out with yet another pre-publication review of Ayn Rand Nation:

"Sure to be controversial--at least in Rand circles and in certain political forums--this stimulating book seeks to establish a link between the Russian-American writer's philosophical system (objectivism) and the roughly concurrent rise of the Tea Party and the collapse of the American economy. . . ."

"Those on the far right will have none of this, of course, but others will find the book thought provoking and more than a little ominous."


© 2011 Gary Weiss. All rights reserved.
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AYN RAND NATION: The Hidden Struggle for America's Soul, will be published by St. Martin's Press on Feb. 28, 2012. Click here to pre-order the book from Amazon.com, and here to pre-order from Barnes & Noble. Follow me on Twitter @gary_weiss.

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