Why Ayn Rand is hot again

From The Wilson Quarterly, a review of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right by Jennifer Burns and Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne C. Heller (and a review by Francine Prose at Bookforum; and more at Liberty and more at Reason; and more and more and more and more and more and more). With two new biographies, the mother of Objectivism is so in vogue now that even designers such as Ralph Lauren are finding inspiration in her writing. Why Ayn Rand is hot again: Brian Doherty on the unconservative Ayn Rand and her relationship to the American right. Mark Sanford on how Ayn Rand has drifted in and out of favor, but she may be more relevant today than ever before. Sam Anderson on the one argument Ayn Rand couldn't win. Howard Roark in New Delhi: The surprising popularity of a libertarian hero in India. From Inside Catholic, John Zmirak on the vanity of Ayn Rand. From Obit, an article on Ayn Rand and the supremacy of self. A life of contempt: Ayn Rand's defining characteristic was hatred — for government, other people, and the very concept of human kindness. Objectionable content: Having waded through her complete works, Gerald Houseman concludes that there should never, ever be an Ayn Rand revival. From Esquire (in 1961), Gore Vidal may not like New York Times' critic Orville Prescott, but he dislikes Ayn Rand's "philosophy" even more. From the Journal of Libertarian Studies, a special issue on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Atlas Shrugged. Molly Sechrest on Atlas Shrugged in Haight-Ashbury: A Memoir. Ralph R. Reiland on how Atlas is shrugging. An interview with Robert Mayhew on Ayn Rand's We the Living.