Ayn Rand, Stalinist

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In “Ayn Rand:  Engineer of Souls,” Anthony Daniels has written what is perhaps the most provocative and perceptive assessment of the literary merit and flawed psychological insight of novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand since Whittaker Chambers’s damning review of Atlas Shrugged.  Sure to be controversial among her acolytes and admirers (of which I was one for many years), Daniels dares place Rand within a distinctive Russian tradition and genre exemplified by that leaden stylist of Soviet “Socialist Realism,” Joseph Stalin.  This one will definitely stir up the Randroids!

11:53 am on February 3, 2010