I disagree or am uncomfortable with some of what Ayn Rand has to say, but everything she says is fascinating and worth listening to. She - perhaps more than any modern thinker - pushes us to seriously question the most basic assumptions upon which we have built and perpetuate our society. Even if you disagree with everything, it will never do you harm to listen to people who think differently from yourself and to consider why it is that you think and believe differently from them.

There's a story here. But you must watch Part 1 & 2, then go to the reunion interview 17 years later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyHbIluJiI0

Ayn Rand Interview with Tom Snyder, (1 of 3) Who is Ayn Rand? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand She was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.

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