• • • Uncompassionate Conservatism?
Sam Scott, Stanford Magazine (Stanford U, CA) Atheism |Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead |The Virtue of Selfishness |Capitalism |Egoism | Ayn Rand, the Russian-American author of The Fountainhead and other novels, has never fallen out of fashion, especially with young readers drawn to her themes of brash self-reliance. But this summer, 30 years after her death, the novelist-philosopher is being talked about like never before. [....] Stanford assistant history professor Jennifer Burns [...], author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right has, consequently, been sought out everywhere from the New York Times to the Colbert Report to shed light on Rand’s beliefs and why Ryan has spent a lot of time lately downplaying an ideological bond with her. Stanford caught up with Burns for her thoughts on Rand.