Ayn Rand's ideas have come to the forefront of some contemporary political debates. This book provides a concise exposition of her ethics, useful to those of any political persuasion who wish to understand political trends and to engage in intelligent debate. This essay by Nathaniel Branden was prepared under Ayn Rand's oversight. It offers a classic analysis of Rand's portrayal of her radical ethical perspective.
This essay discusses the essentials of Rand's ethics and its crucial relevance to America's intellectual, moral, and political crisis. There are overtones applicable to America. It serves as an excellent commentary on the historical and cultural significance of her ethics and the view of man as a moral ideal.