Who is Ayn Rand?

October 23rd, 2009

Know primarily for her bestselling books THE FOUNTAINHEAD and ATLAS SHRUGGED, Ayn Rand is one of the 20th century's most controversial and scandalous figures. A champion of unfettered capitalism, she redefined what it means to be a libertarian and reshaped the very definition of conservatism.  Undergoing a resurgence of interest, because of her anti government views, University of Virgina History Professor Jennifer Burns, in her new book Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right, gives us a full spectrum view of Rand's  philosophy and life.  My conversation with Jennifer Burns:

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