Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ayn Rand Nation is Now in Paperback

I would be remiss if I did not point out that AYN RAND NATION, my account of the nation's long struggle with the hard-right maxims of the author of "Atlas Shrugged," is out in paperback today.

It contains an Afterword that describes how Americans actually adopted a key facet of Rand's philosophy in 2012: they acted in their "rational self-interests" by voting for candidates who would not turn the clock back on Medicare and Social Security.

One of the key prophecies in the book, articulated by Ayn Rand Institute leader Yaron Brook, turned out to be correct: the elections, and their aftermath, turned out to be a struggle between traditional American values and narrow-self interests.

So far, the narrow self-interests are not carrying the day. But give them time. They have funding and ignorance on their side, and that usually wins out. 

© 2013 Gary Weiss. All rights reserved.

My latest book is AYN RAND NATION: The Hidden Struggle for America's Soul, published by St. Martin's Press. Click here to order the book from Amazon.com, and here to order it from Barnes & Noble. Follow me on Twitter: @gary_weiss

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