A Sense of Life

I watched a documentary last night called Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life. I’m a huge fan of Ayn Rand, not so much of her fiction but of her philosophy. Rand believed man was an end unto himself and that it was okay to put yourself first. Also, her undying promotion of capitalism, something I believe in very deeply.
In 1991, the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Library of Congress conducted a survey of the most influential books of all ttime. Rand’s Atlas Shrugged was second on that list. Ironically, it finished second to the Bible, Rand was a devout atheist.
Rand was born in Russia in 1905. In 1917 she witnessed the rise of the communists. Rand made it her life’s work to expose communist and socialism for what they were: slavery. Of course collectivists (communists, socialists and fascists) hated her works. In Italy, a film version of her book We the Living was banned by fascist dictator Benito Mussolini because of it’s individualist content.
Rand is one of my heroes. I highly suggest any of her works to you.

2 Comments on "A Sense of Life"

  1. Ayn Rand is a favorite of mine too. She had me at “Anthem”.

  2. My first one was “Anthem” too.
    The best are “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal” and “The Virtue of Selfishness.”

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