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Capitalism, the unknown ideal /
Ayn Rand ; with additional articles by Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, and Robert Hessen.
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New York : Penguin, 1967, c1962.
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349 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0451147952
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New York : Penguin, 1967, c1962.
isbn
0451147952
general note
"Most of the essays ... appeared originally in the Objectivist Newsletter."
catalogue key
3480842
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-340) and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2001-03-01:
As an interesting relic of the past, this outlandish piece of propaganda is worth the listener's time, even though the author's overconfident sense of her own rightness and persistence at pressing her points with little respect for opposing views can quickly become more than a little annoying. Using outdated words such as "altruists" to represent the forces of evil who would overburden the poor, beleaguered American business community, Rand "protesteth" far too much. Americans have seen many of the abuses come to pass that Rand, writing in 1946, claimed would never happen if free enterprise were just left to its own devices, so many of her arguments will be lost on a modern listener. For instance, the antitrust laws forced railroad barons to use illegal payoffs to forge ahead with expansion, and they shouldn't, therefore, be blamed the antitrust laws are the real problem. Narrator Anna Field's cold, crisp voice is actually well suited to such a heartless piece as this. Recommended. Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summaries
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"Previously published in a New American Library edition"--T.p. verso.
Main Description
The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. Here is a challenging look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene. This edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand that did not appear in the hardcover edition: "The Wreckage of the Consensus," which presents the objectivists' views on Vietnam and the draft, and "Requiem for Man," an answer to the papal encyclical Progressio Populorum. Rand's unique philosophy, objectivism, has gained a worldwide following. The fundamentals of her philosophy are set forth in four nonfiction books: Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, For the New Intellectual, The Virtue of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.
Main Description
The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene.'One of the most revolutionary and powerful works on capitalism-and on politics-that has ever been published.'- Professor Leonard Peikoff, Barron's magazineThis edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand which did not appear in the hardcover edition: The Wreckage of the Consensus,' which presents the Objectivists views on Vietnam and the draft; and Requiem for Man,' an answer to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum.
Main Description
The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand , a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene. This edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand which did not appear in the hardcover edition: The Wreckage of the Consensus," which presents the Objectivists views on Vietnam and the draft; and Requiem for Man," an answer to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum .
Main Description
This is a challenging look at modern society by Ayn Rand and some of Americas most provocative intellectuals.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Theory and History
What Is Capitalism?
The Roots of War
America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business
Antitrust
Common Fallacies About Capitalism
Gold and Economic Freedom
Notes on the History of American Free Enterprise
The Effects of the Industrial Revolution on Women and Children
The Assault on Integrity
The Property Status of Airwaves
Patents and Copyrights
Theory and Practice
Let Us Alone!
Current State
The Anatomy of Compromise
Is Atlas Shrugging?
The Pull Peddlers
"Extremism," or the Art of Smearing
The Obliteration of Capitalism
Conservatism: An Obituary
The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus
The Wreckage of the Consensus
The Cashing-in: The Student Rebellion
Alienation
Requiem for Man
Appendix: Man's Rights
The Nature of Government
Recommended Bibliography
Index
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