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The Age of Mediocrity

In this 1981 lecture, Ayn Rand laments the growing political influence of the religious right, focusing especially on the incoming Reagan administration’s support for and sponsorship of such movements as the campaign against abortion rights, the advocacy of “creationism” in schools, the veneration of “family,” and the Moral Majority. Observing that American culture “has been growing progressively grayer, duller and more desolately empty,” Rand argues that the nation has entered an “Age of Mediocrity.”

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Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

Originator of the philosophy of Objectivism.

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