Culture And Society

“Sargon of Akkad” Interviews Yaron Brook

In this wide-ranging episode of The Thinkery Podcast, Carl Benjamin (known on YouTube as “Sargon of Akkad”), interviews Yaron Brook. Among the many topics covered are: Why Adam Smith’s conventional morality undermines the case for capitalism; why Ayn Rand is not a “liberal” or a “conservative”; communism as the secularization of Christianity; the need for rational education; the essence of morality.
Culture And Society

Ayn Rand’s Handwritten Notes on Atlas Shrugged

October 10 is the 60th anniversary of the publication of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. To commemorate that event, we asked Jeff Britting, curator of the Ayn Rand Archives, to supply us with images and text from one of the many exhibits he has mounted over the years, this one devoted to Rand’s handwritten notes and drafts for the novel, which was published in 1957.
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Ayn Rand Memorabilia Up for Auction: From Ayn Rand’s Kitchen

Odds are that you’ve never considered buying dish towels once owned by Ayn Rand. But here are three of them, including one with a cat motif and another in her favorite blue-green color. This set also comes with a gorgeously framed reproduction of two handwritten manuscript pages from Atlas Shrugged. (The majority of this material was cut from the final published book.) Hear our heroine, Dagny Taggart, reflects on the joys of fixing breakfast. Proxy bidding is available!
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Ayn Rand Memorabilia Up for Auction: From Ayn Rand’s Library

Up for auction on September 28, 2017, are three hardback books owned by Ayn Rand at the time of her death. All contain penciled marginal notes. Bureaucracy by Ludwig von Mises, Reason and Analysis by Brand Blanshard, and How to Think Creatively by Eliot Hutchinson can all be won even without attending our NYC auction in person (proxy bidding is available). Note: These books will be auctioned singly, not as a lot.

Further Reading

Ayn Rand | 1957
For the New Intellectual

The Moral Meaning of Capitalism

An industrialist who works for nothing but his own profit guiltlessly proclaims his refusal to be sacrificed for the “public good.”
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Ayn Rand | 1961
The Virtue of Selfishness

The Objectivist Ethics

What is morality? Why does man need it? — and how the answers to these questions give rise to an ethics of rational self-interest.
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