Friday, September 28, 2007

Ayn Rand In Forbes Magazine

Here is a very positive article about Ayn Rand, her influence in American culture, and the recent surge in interest in her and Objectivism. They interviewed Yaron Brook, the current director of the Ayn Rand Institute and he has this to say about Objectivism's appeal:

Ayn Rand is the only voice that offers a secular absolutist morality with a positive vision and agenda, for individuals and for society as a whole.

Amen, brother.

The authors of the article have some marketing advice for ARI (which is vastly improved in that department since Brook became the director). One of their recommendations is:

--Get linked. From blogs to Facebook to Wikipedia, the Internet is the ideal medium for movements to build communities of supporters. Links, in particular, are the key to success--between sites of supporters of a movement, and from these sites to others. (emphasis added)

Obviously, I consider this sound advice. Again, I must thank Diana Hsieh for creating the OBloggers group in the first place, which has been a resounding success and furthers this end. Of course, credit and thanks must also be given to Kim for starting the Objectivist Round Up at BlogCarnival as another way of bringing Objectivist bloggers together. And all of us OBloggers deserve pats on our backs, too, as we are all awesome and brilliant. :o)

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