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Peikoff, a leading scholar and advocate of Rand's work, offers a lengthy study of her philosophical views.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Peikoff, Rand's heir and authorized evangelist, tries to present the definitive apologetic for her individualist gospel. Libraries could certainly use a book explaining a writer whose works still sell half a million copies a year. But Rand's success is rooted in the unsubtle but dramatic Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged , not in tracts like Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal . And this book mostly summarizes those tracts. There are sophisticated defenses like those in Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia ( LJ 1/15/75) for some Rand doctrines, but Peikoff, as official expositor, is bound to the received word. Odd claims like, "monopolies achieved under capitalism . . . depend on merit and do no harm" abound. In pursuit of Randian orthodoxy, he must denounce leftists, but he goes further and holds that "historically, from the Sherman Act to Herbert Hoover to the Bush Administration, it is the conservatives, not the leftists, who have always been the major destroyers of the United States."-- Leslie Armour, Univ. of Ottawa
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is having and amazing positive impact in my life. I am reading it for the 3rd time. You will find answers on pretty much any aspects of your life. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jay Bello
It is a carefully and clearly written treatise on the most important treatment of Philosophy. I have always thought, seeing how succesful Mankind is in the growth of the so called... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Alfonso
An excellent and essential read for all Ayn Rand fans. If any of her wonderful novels weren't crystal clear this book will firm things up for you.Published 1 month ago by iPhone user 643
Any Rand is the best influential thinker since Aristotle!
This book is not written by her but provides a good summary of her philosophy/ideas and is a great introduction... Read more
Must read for everybody who is interested in Objectivism and Ayn Rand. I read Atlas Shrugged first, but I don't like fiction, was looking for a condensed statement of Ayn Rand's... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alex
OPAR is considered by many fans of Rand to be the "Bible" of Objectivism. For me - it is a mediocre and often boring presentation of Peikoff's regurgitation of Rand - injected with... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sho Uesugi