Introduction. "What Is Good for Me Is Right"
1. "Proud Woman Conqueror"
2. "Individualists of the World Unite!"
3. "Would You Cut the Bible?"
4. "I Found a Flaw"
Lisa Duggan is a historian, journalist, activist, and Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is the author of The Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy.
"Lisa Duggan gets it exactly right . . . when she writes that
Rand's 'particular gift was not for philosophical elaboration, but
for stark condensation and aphorism. She deployed this gift to
create a moral economy of inequality to infuse her softly
pornographic romance fiction with the political eros that would
captivate a mass readership.'" * Times Higher Education *
"Provides an explanation for our current cultural and political moment. . . . Duggan's book sums up Rand's life and philosophy in under ninety pages." -- Masha Gessen * The New Yorker *
"[Duggan] is sharp, engaging, and funny when writing about Rand, whose magnetism, determination, grandiosity, desperation, and galloping narcissism Duggan captures beautifully."* New York Review of Books *