A twin gravestone bearing the name "Frank O'Connor" on the left, and "Ayn Rand O'Connor" on the right

A twin gravestone bearing the name "Frank O'Connor" on the left, and "Ayn Rand O'Connor" on the right

John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing!?i have often wondered the same thing John asks about in this segment of his most excellent show. Just one more note on Ayn Rand's philosophy ... My husband, Mark, was watching an interview with Rand on TV. When asked what would happen to all of the people who were left behind in society if no one helped them. Ayn Rand's answer was, "They will perish." Wow. Really? That's it? They will perish.

John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing!?

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The Passion of Ayn Rand -- A Biography by Barbara Branden

During the and Ayn Rand lead the Objectivist philosophical movement that she started through her writings, most notably Atlas Shrugged and the Virtue of Selfishness.

The 'Atlas Shrugged' author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness.  This story first appeared at AlterNet.

Clinical psychologist explains how Ayn Rand helped turn the US into a selfish and greedy nation - Dec 15 - 2015 - The 'Atlas Shrugged' author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness. This story first appeared at AlterNet.

Ayn Rand with Frank O'Connor

Ayn Rand and husband, Frank O’Connor, an artist to whom she was married for 50 years. This photo was taken at a home (architect: Richard Neutra) they owned in Chatsworth, CA.

Ayn Rand and her husband in New York

Ayn Rand and Frank O'Connor in their New York City apartment, ca. with Leonebel Jacob’s portrait of Frank O’Connor in the background.

What the Planned Parenthood Hoax Really Proves: Right-Wing Extremists Have No Qualms About Destroying Peoples’ Lives | Alternet

What the Planned Parenthood Hoax Really Proves: Right-Wing Extremists Have No Qualms About Destroying Peoples’ Lives

Ayn Rand with her husband in Connecticut. In Stony Creek, CT, where her husband was working in summer stock productions and where she wrote Anthem (1937).

Ayn Rand with her husband, Frank O'Connor, in Stony Creek, CT, where he was working in summer stock productions and where she wrote Anthem

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies…  read more at Kobo.

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum.

Ayn Rand's Virtue of Selfishness :: Zeitgeist of the 1980s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZqKpfVW0i0

Any Rand Interviewed By Phil Donahue

Barbara Branden, Biographer of Ayn Rand, Dies

Barbara Branden, Biographer of Ayn Rand, Dies

Barbara Branden, whose husband Nathaniel had an admitted affair with Ayn Rand, and which she was expected to endure. Nathaniel later gave up Rand for another woman, and Rand completely erased him from her life and business.

The Ayn Rand Institute: A Brief Biography of Ayn Rand

This photograph was used on Ayn Rand’s Soviet passport, dated October

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