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The Ayn Rand cult

Author: Jeff Walker
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©1999.
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The author explains the origin of the ideas of Ayn Rand and exposes "Objectivism as a classic cult, unusual because of its overt emphasis on self-interest, rationality, and atheism, but typical of cults in its guru-worship, thought control, trial and excommuciation of deviants, and hostility to existing society."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, Jeff, 1952-
Ayn Rand cult.
Chicago : Open Court, c1999
(OCoLC)607121596
Named Person: Ayn Rand; Ayn Rand; Ayn Rand; Ayn Rand
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Walker
ISBN: 0812693906 9780812693904
OCLC Number: 39914039
Description: xvii, 396 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chronology of the objectivist movement --
Introduction : the most peculiar cult on Earth --
The cult while the guru lived --
Entrails : the anatomy of the cult --
The cult after the guru's death --
Sex, art, and psychotherapy --
Nathaniel Branden : the godfather of self-esteem --
Leonard Peikoff : from serf to pontiff --
Alan Greenspan : the undertaker takes over --
The mind of the guru --
The dark side of the guru's soul --
The roots of objectivism --
The disowned ancestry of Atlas shrugged --
Ayn Rand's legacy.
Responsibility: Jeff Walker.

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The author explains the origin of the ideas of Ayn Rand and exposes "Objectivism as a classic cult, unusual because of its overt emphasis on self-interest, rationality, and atheism, but typical of cults in its guru-worship, thought control, trial and excommuciation of deviants, and hostility to existing society."--Cover.

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