• • • An Aside on Ayn Rand's Life
Don Watkins, Laissez Faire (Ayn Rand Institute) The Fountainhead |Michael S. Berliner |Personal life |Objectivist author | Whenever I talk about Ayn Rand’s ideas, I often get questions about her life. Sometimes the questions are asked out of ill-will: the questioner wants to dismiss Rand’s ideas and so he raises various allegations about her life. But often the questions are genuine, asked either because the questioner can’t reconcile the claims about Rand’s life with his understanding of her ideas, or out of sheer curiosity. This is not the forum for in-depth discussions of Rand’s life. However, I do think it’s worth pointing to some resources that are indispensable for forming a view of Ayn Rand the person.