“Though she died in 1982, huge numbers of people still come to Ayn Rand through her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged—and their lives are changed as a result. No wonder. These novels assert the nobility of using your mind to reach your full potential.”
So begins a brief but remarkable article by Dr. Eamonn Butler, Director of the Adam Smith Institute. He continues: “Rand’s heroes are individualists who live by their own creative talents—existing for no one else, nor asking others to exist for them.” They “stand by their own vision and truth: a vision built on their own values and a truth built on fact and reason, not on the false authority of others.” . . .