GODDESS OF THE MARKET Ayn Rand and the American Right

Burns, Jennifer

ISBN 10: 0195324870 / ISBN 13: 9780195324877
Editorial: Oxford University Press, 2009
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Título: GODDESS OF THE MARKET Ayn Rand and the ...

Editorial: Oxford University Press

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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Burns has crafted a superb biography that traces her influence, places Rand in historical context, avoids both condemnation and hagiography, and undercuts the view, fostered by Rand herself, that she was a self-created genius. (Lewis A. Erenberg, Journal of Historical Biography)

a pleasure to read (Political Studies Review)

[an] important study (Elaine Showalter, Times Literary Supplement)

A smart assessment of Rand's life and ideas and how they influenced each other... As Ms. Burns successfully demonstrates, Rand's ideas have remained an important part of the American ideological mix, especially in how she honored the creative powers of American business in a free market to improve human lives. Ms. Burns' readers will see Rand still has the power to instruct on the meaning and scary implications of government growth in the age of Barack Obama. (Brian Doherty, The Washington Times)

Burns has the edge, though, in identifying Rand's intellectual legacy. She describes Rand as "the ultimate gateway drug to life on the right" elaborating: "Just as Rand had provided businessmen with a set of ideas that met their need to feel righteous and honorable in their professional lives, she gave young people a philosophical system that met their deep need for order and certainty. (Washington Monthly Magazine)

Burns, a professor of history, more ably situates Rand within and against the world of American conservatism (The New Yorker)

A well-written and absorbing biography of Rand, it also places her ideas and influence in three overlapping contexts. Goddess of the Market goes a long way toward explaining both the popularity of Rand's ideas and their somewhat marginalized status. (U.S. Intellectual History)

This is a significant contribution to Rand scholarship and an engaging read for anyone interested in Rand or 20th-century politics and intellectual life (M. L. Jackson, CHOICE)

balanced and engaging (Alex Goodall, Literary Review)

At last! A well-balances book about Ayn Rand (1905-82), the guru of selfishness. After all the attack memoirs and right-wing adulation, Jennifer Burns has finally given us an intellectual biography (Tribune)

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