Against the Grain

Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed

Ayn Rand’s novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged have been called gateway drugs to rightwing ideas for so many Americans. And while the works of the writer and philosopher have seen a resurgence since the global economic crisis, her influence has been undeniably huge and sustained since those books were originally published in mid-century. Historian Lisa Duggan examines what is at the heart of Rand’s enduring appeal.

Resources:

Lisa Duggan, Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed UC Press, 2019

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