The Life and Impact of Ayn Rand
Anne Heller and Jennifer Burns talked about their biographies of author and noted libertarian, Ayn Rand. Professor Burns focused on… read more
Anne Heller and Jennifer Burns talked about their biographies of author and noted libertarian, Ayn Rand. Professor Burns focused on Rand’s intellectual allies and foes, and Ms. Heller researched the author’s childhood and upbringing. After their separate presentations both authors responded to questions from members of the audience. David Boaz moderated.
Anne Heller is the author of Ayn Rand and the World She Made (Nan A. Talese; October 27, 2009). She is the former executive editor of the magazine development group at Conde Nast Publications. She was also the managing editor of the Antioch Review, news editor at Self, and fiction editor at Redbook and Esquire.
Jennifer Burns is the author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right (Oxford University Press, USA; October 19, 2009). She is an assistant history professor at the University of Virginia. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- David Boaz Executive Vice President Cato Institute
- Jennifer L. Burns Assistant Professor University of Virginia->History
- Anne C. Heller Author
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