"A person who exists only for the sake of his loved one is not an independent entity, but a spiritual parasite. The love of a parasite is worth nothing."
Alisa Rosenbaum was born in St.... More > Petersburg before revolution. In 1926 she immigrated to America. On arrival here, she changed her name into Ayn Rand and started a new philosophy recognized as Objectivism, opposed to state interference of all kinds. In her famous novel Atlas Shrugged (1957) Rand describes a group who attempt to escape America's scheme of mediocrity. Objectivism has been an influence on various other movements such as Libertarianism, and Rand's vocal support for the free market has earned her a distinct spot among philosophers.
This book is a collection of the fundamental quotes and aphorisms of Ayn Rand. It grants her reflections on subjects ranging from freedom and love to man and life. The well researched and edited compilation of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Ayn Rand.< Less
A collection of essays about Ayn Rand and the world from an Objectivist perspective. Topics include Ayn Rand, Objectivism, fuel for the soul in Atlas Shrugged, free will and determinism, skepticism,... More > government and anarchy, values and virtues, fascism, war, guns, intellectual property, reviews of books about Rand and Objectivism, and other issues of interest.< Less
Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936.
After two initially... More > unsuccessful early novels, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel The Fountainhead. In 1957, she published her best-known work, the philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward she turned to nonfiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own magazines and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982.< Less
Anthem is a dystopic science fiction story taking place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking... More > and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the word “I” has disappeared from the language). As is common in her work, Rand draws a clear distinction between the “socialist/communal” values of equality and brotherhood and the “productive/capitalist” values of achievement and individuality. The story also parallels Stalinist Russia, which was currently going on at the time as the story was published.< Less
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The story of Anthem takes place in some unspecified future time and place in which freedom and individual rights have been obliterated. Collectivism — the political philosophy holding that an... More > individual exists solely to serve the state — is dominant and has led to the establishment of a global dictatorship of the Fascist or Communist variety.< Less
Our name is Equality 7-2521, as it is written on the iron bracelet which all men wear on their left wrists with their names upon it. We are twenty-one years old. "There is evil in your bones,... More > Equality 7-2521, for your body has grown beyond the bodies of your brothers." But we cannot change our bones nor our body.< Less