Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
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- Full Title: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
- Author(s): Ayn Rand, with additional articles by Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, and Robert Hessen
- Year Published: 1966 (original edition), 1967 (revised edition)
- Publication Type: Commercial
- Description: This is a collection of essays. Most of the essays originally appeared in The Objectivist Newsletter or The Objectivist. The essays on "Man's Rights" and "The Nature of Government" were also included in The Virtue of Selfishness. The introduction was modified in 1970 to reflect Rand's break with Branden.
- Cover Blurb:
The fundamentals of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of AYN RAND, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that is constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the student rebellion, and the evils of altruism. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene. (From a Signet paperback printing.)
Where an essay is by an author other than Rand, the author's name is noted in square brackets.
Theory and History
- What is Capitalism?
- The Roots of War
- America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business
- Antitrust [Alan Greenspan]
- Common Fallacies About Capitalism [Nathaniel Branden]
- Gold and Economic Freedom [Alan Greenspan]
- Notes on the History of American Free Enterprise
- The Effects of the Industrial Revolution on Women and Children [Robert Hessen]
- The Assault on Integrity [Alan Greenspan]
- The Property Status of Airwaves
- Patents and Copyrights
- Theory and Practice
- Let Us Alone!
- The Anatomy of Compromise
- Is Atlas Shrugging?
- The Pull Peddlers
- "Extremism," or The Art of Smearing
- The Obliteration of Capitalism
- Conservatism: An Obituary
- The New Fascism: The Rule by Consensus
- The Wreckage of the Consensus
- The Cashing-in: The Student Rebellion
- Alienation [Nathaniel Branden]
- Requiem for Man
- Man's Rights
- The Nature of Government
- Recommended Bibliography
- One of Alan Greenspan's complete essays from the book is available online:
- The following excerpts from essays in this book are also available:
- Contributor homepages or biographies:
The following perspectives on this book are available online:
Note: Essays that critique Rand's political theories in general are not included here, only essays that comment specifically on this book or one of its chapters.
Additional keywords: Ann Rand, Anne Rand, Ayn Rad, Ayn Ran, Any Rand, captalsim, capitalsim
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