by Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand, the Russian-born American novelist, is shown in Manhattan with the Grand Central Terminal building in the background in 1962.
November 14, 2011 In the 1950s, Rand felt that her ideal of unfettered capitalism was missing in politics. But today, her ideas are alive and well-represented in the U.S. Capitol. Her philosophy has sunk so deeply into our political thought, many people don't even recognize it as hers anymore.
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Russian-born American novelist Ayn Rand poses in front of Grand Central Terminal, or Atlas Shrugged's Taggart Terminal, in 1962.
April 26, 2011 The recent film adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is exposing a whole new generation to Rand's philosophies, but another way to appreciate the book is to visit the city she wrote it in. The Ayn Rand Walking Tour of New York reveals the real-life inspirations for Rand's fictional sites.
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September 3, 2006 This summer, we've talked to authors, scientists, performers and others to find out what they've been reading, for work and for fun. We also asked our listeners to tell us what books have kept them up through the night, eager to find out how the story ends.
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