Novels & Works
of Ayn Rand

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Yes, almost 9 million copies of Atlas Shrugged have been sold. (Learn more about this Rand best seller here.)

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Online Essays

  • Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
    Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
    The moral-philosophical conflict that prevents conservatives from defending capitalism, rendering them even more dangerous than liberals to the cause of freedom. (Essay plus radio address)
  • Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
    Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
    Individual rights as moral principles identifying the social conditions required by man’s nature for his proper survival.
  • Philosophy: Who Needs It
    Philosophy: Who Needs It
    An analysis of what is and is not open to change — and of the life-and-death consequences of this metaphysical distinction.

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Philosophy: Who Needs It

What is philosophy? Why and how is it relevant to my life? In this 1974 address to West Point cadets, Ayn Rand argues that whether we realize it or not, all of us hold and act on philosophic ideas, and that philosophy is a crucial, practical need of human life.

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Ayn Rand
Course Length
1 Lesson

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