List of people influenced by Ayn Rand

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Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905–1982) has had a significant influence on a variety of people, including writers, artists and political figures.[1] Individuals included in this list meet at least one of the following criteria:

Individuals who do not meet those criteria, but have mentioned being a "fan" or enjoying Rand's works, are not included.

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Former congressman Bob Barr was introduced to Rand's writings by his mother.[5]

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Economist Tyler Cowen has cited Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal as an important influence.

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Political writer Pamela Geller named her blog Atlas Shrugs as an homage to Atlas Shrugged.[29]

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Philosopher Tibor R. Machan discovered Rand's works while serving in the United States Air Force.[48]

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Musician Neil Peart wrote lyrics for several songs that were influenced by Rand's ideas.

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Activist Mary Ruwart described Atlas Shrugged as her introduction to libertarian ideas.

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Ayelet Shaked, Israel's Minister of Justice, says she is influenced by The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales ran an email list for discussion of Rand's philosophy.[81]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gladstein 2009, pp. 111–26; Merrill 2013, pp. 3–6, 8–13; Branden 1986, pp. 411–22
  2. ^ a b c d e Merrill 2013, p. 3
  3. ^ Stossel, John (January 12, 2012). "Where are the champions of freedom?". FoxNews.com. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Branden 1986, p. 310
  5. ^ Henneberger, Melinda (May 9, 1998). "The Georgia Republican Who Uses the I-Word". The New York Times. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  6. ^ Gladstein 2009, p. 124
  7. ^ "Libertarian Party selects Bob Barr as 2008 presidential nominee" (Press release). Libertarian National Committee. May 25, 2008. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  8. ^ Branden 1986, p. 409
  9. ^ Block 2010, p. 45
  10. ^ "Ayn Rand Fan Sonja Bernhardt and her Screen Goddess IT Calendar". PRODOS Worldwide. November 21, 2008. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  11. ^ "Andrew Bernstein: Bio". Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  12. ^ a b Walker 1999, p. 56
  13. ^ McConnell, Scott (2010). 100 Voices:An Oral History of Ayn Rand. New York: New American Library. pp. 575–611. ISBN 978-0-451-23130-7. OCLC 555642813.
  14. ^ Block 2010, p. 52
  15. ^ Block 2010, p. 61
  16. ^ a b c d Gladstein 2009, pp. 95–96
  17. ^ "Jeff Britting". Ayn Rand Institute. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  18. ^ Sforza, Teri (October 9, 2007). "Atlas came to Irvine". Orange County Register. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  19. ^ Block 2010, p. 73
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Branden 1986, pp. 416–20
  21. ^ Da Cunha, Mark (June 30, 2011). "Capitalism Magazine Interview with Edward Cline". Capitalism Magazine. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  22. ^ Kline, Edward. "Edward Cline, American Novelist". Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  23. ^ Block 2010, p. 92
  24. ^ a b c Girard, Kim (February 25, 2009). "Why Do CEOs (Still) Love Ayn Rand?". Upstart Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  25. ^ a b Gladstein 2009, p. 113
  26. ^ Emery, Marc (April 4, 2008). "The triumph of ideas". Western Standard. Archived from the original on April 30, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  27. ^ Gladstein 2009, p. 108
  28. ^ "Prime Facts 22" (PDF). Old Parliament House. The Australian Prime Ministers Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2008. Retrieved August 20, 2008.
  29. ^ McGreal, Chris (August 20, 2010). "The US Blogger on a Mission to Halt 'Islamic Takeover'". The Guardian. London. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  30. ^ Weiss 2012, p. 130
  31. ^ Gelder, Ken (2004). Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field. New York: Routledge. p. 157n2. ISBN 0-415-35646-6.
  32. ^ Keck, William (May 30, 2007). "Amber Heard Will be Heard". USA Today. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  33. ^ Merrill 2013, p. 196
  34. ^ Ikenberg, Tamara (January 13, 2007). "Hoenig enjoys being a Pig". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. p. S2.
  35. ^ Branden 1986, pp. 310, 420
  36. ^ Block 2010, p. 161
  37. ^ "Elan Journo". Ayn Rand Institute. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  38. ^ Fully Filmy (December 3, 2016), "I don't want interference in my life" – Fully Frank with Selvaraghavan | Part 1 | Fully Filmy, retrieved December 24, 2016
  39. ^ a b Merrill 2013, p. 13
  40. ^ Block 2010, p. 167
  41. ^ Block 2010, p. 177
  42. ^ Ellis, Bill (2000). Raising the Devil: Satanism, New Religions, and the Media. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky. pp. 172, 180. ISBN 0-8131-2170-1. As for his 'religion,' he called it 'just Ayn Rand's philosophy, with ceremony and ritual added'...
  43. ^ Lennox, James. "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  44. ^ "In Memoriam: John David Lewis, 1955–2012". January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  45. ^ "Liu Junning". Archived from the original on May 31, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  46. ^ Block 2010, p. 197
  47. ^ Branden 1986, p. 415
  48. ^ Block 2010, p. 216
  49. ^ Block 2010, p. 217
  50. ^ McKeever, Paul. "About". Paul McKeever blog. Archived from the original on October 19, 2010.
  51. ^ Weiss 2012, p. 148
  52. ^ Weiss 2012, p. 99
  53. ^ Block 2010, p. 238
  54. ^ Jones, Del (September 23, 2002). "Scandals lead execs to 'Atlas Shrugged'". USA Today. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  55. ^ Block 2010, p. 259
  56. ^ Walker 1999, p. 193
  57. ^ Peikoff, Amy. "Amy". Don't Let It Go Unheard. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  58. ^ "Book Brahmin: Kira Peikoff". Shelf Awareness. March 30, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  59. ^ "Lindsay Perigo". SOLO HQ. Archived from the original on May 10, 2006. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  60. ^ Block 2010, p. 280
  61. ^ Merrill 2013, p. 9
  62. ^ Block 2010, p. 305
  63. ^ Merrill 2013, p. 5
  64. ^ Block 2010, pp. 307, 309
  65. ^ Block 2010, p. 324
  66. ^ Block 2010, p. 327
  67. ^ Block 2010, p. 331
  68. ^ Rudoren, Jodi (May 15, 2015). "Ayelet Shaked, Israel's New Justice Minister, Shrugs Off Critics in Her Path". The New York Times. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  69. ^ Merrill 2013, p. 49
  70. ^ Block 2010, p. 341
  71. ^ Everson, Drew (February 11, 2009). "Lack Of Information About Third Party Candidates Probably To Their Benefit". CBS News. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  72. ^ Stolyarov II, Gennady (June 2012). "Objectivist Statement of Resolves". The Liberal Institute. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  73. ^ Gladstein 2009, p. 112
  74. ^ Block 2010, p. 349
  75. ^ Glendening, Marc (April 5, 2006). "Obituary: Chris Tame". The Guardian. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  76. ^ "Floating cities: PayPal billionaire plans to build a whole new libertarian colony off the coast of San Francisco". Daily Mail. August 25, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  77. ^ Thomas, Clarence (2007). My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir. New York: Harper Perennial. pp. 62, 187. ISBN 0-06-056556-X. OCLC 191930033.
  78. ^ Thompson, Hunter S. (April 7, 1998). The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955–1967 (The Fear and Loathing Letters, Vol. 1). Ballantine Books. pp. 69–70. ISBN 0345377966.
  79. ^ Walker 1999, p. 333
  80. ^ "An Interview with Vince Vaughn". Judd Handler. 1999. Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. The last book I read was the book I’ve been rereading most of my life, The Fountainhead.
  81. ^ Runciman, David (May 28, 2009). "Like Boiling a Frog". London Review of Books. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  82. ^ Deutschman, Alan (April 1, 2007). "Why Is This Man Smiling?". Fast Company. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  83. ^ "Brain Scan: The Free-knowledge Fundamentalist". The Economist. June 5, 2008. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  84. ^ "Don Watkins". Ayn Rand Institute. Retrieved December 22, 2015.

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