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Ayn Rand and the World She Made

Arch-capitalist was also the mother of all cougars
Last Updated: 6:49 AM, November 1, 2009
Posted: 1:44 AM, November 1, 2009

Ayn Rand: Christ of capitalism or messed-up Messiah? An upper-middle class Jew born Alissa Rosenbaum in Czarist Russia (where her best friend was Vladimir Nabokov’s sister), Rand once shocked her classmates with a “scathing denunciation” of childhood.

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In a year in which “Atlas Shrugged” has shipped 300,000 copies and Angelina Jolie continues to show interest in a potential screen adaptation, more discussion of the Rand legacy can only continue to earn her new fans.

Ayn Rand and the World She Made
By Anne C. Heller
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday

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