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05/19/2021Robert Bass

Tibor Machan's Ayn Rand aims to provide an introduction to Ayn Rand's thought for "a broader readership who may have heard of Rand but not examined her ideas in detail." He portrays himself as an admirer, but not as a true believer who supposes that Rand can think no wrong. In addition to sympatheically discussing her views, he tries also to respectfully assess criticisms of those views. His position is not one of unqualified endorsement, but rather one of respect and high regard for Rand as a philosopher.

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