In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the American presidency, Ayn Rand Institute senior fellow Onkar Ghate has published “One Small Step for Dictatorship,” applying Objectivism’s long-range, philosophical viewpoint to the task of assessing what Trump’s campaign success signifies about the American electorate — and America's future.
Art & Esthetics
Rand’s fiction, particularly Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, is unique: it is more explicitly philosophical than virtually every other novel, and through it the author takes a definite stand. But this doesn’t make the novels disguised sermons or conference talks. The novels are essentially stories, rife with conflict, in which the protagonist’s discovery and formulation of new philosophical principles dictates the actions he takes, around which the story’s events revolve. In other words, they are a new kind of story.