by Frederick Cookinham



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/2/2005

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 488
ISBN : 9780595798544
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 488
ISBN : 9780595351534

About the Book

"Do I think that Objectivism will be the philosophy of the future? I would say yes, but "-Ayn Rand to Playboy Magazine, 1964.

"My views will probably be the norm in the future, but not right now."-Ayn Rand to Johnny Carson, 1967.

Will they? The Age of Rand describes what Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism, will mean in practice-for good and ill. Rand expressed her controversial ideas in her best-selling novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Every year, more commentators debate those ideas, often heatedly.

Frederick Cookinham asks questions no author has asked before:

  • Would Objectivists destroy the environment in favor of rampant development?
  • Why will Objectivist civilization be built on the oceans and in space?
  • Is Objectivism a "Nietzschean Superman" philosophy?

Ayn Rand often said, "Check your premises, and watch your implications!" Explore, in The Age of Rand, the astounding implications of this fast-growing and provocative new system of ideas. Some philosophy will dominate this new century-be prepared if it turns out to be Ayn Rand's.

"Frederick Cookinham has written something of great worth to thousands who have been affected by Rand's work."-Andrea Millen Rich, Laissez Faire Books.

About the Author

Frederick Cookinham, 51, offers a series of walking tours called Ayn Rand?s New York. He has been observing the Objectivist and libertarian movements for thirty-seven years, and has written for several movement magazines. He lives in Queens, New York with his wife, Belen. Visit his website, for more information.