“Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed”

October 24, 2019

Lisa Duggan, New York University

Thursday, Oct. 24, 5 pm

“Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed”

The massive popularity of Ayn Rand’s cult novels The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) soared again in the 21st century.  Rand fans deployed her work to prescribe more and better neoliberalism.  This talk analyzes Rand’s influence among Trump administration officials, Silicon Valley tech moguls, and others.  

Location: LC 317