A New Textbook of Americanism By Ayn Rand
Book/Novel Author: Ayn Rand
Book/Novel Title: A New Textbook of Americanism
Most people have no idea what the United States represents. Ayn Rand did grasp America’s political essence down to its roots. World-famous as the author of Atlas Shrugged, Rand emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1926 at the age of twenty-one. Upon her arrival, she discovered that the collectivist politics of Russia, and Europe in general, were taking hold in America.
An early effort to fight this trend was Rand’s Textbook of Americanism, which she began writing in 1946 but was left unfinished. Until now.
Seventy-two years later, A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand addresses the questions she did not answer then, building on her insights to illuminate Americanism and its present-day application.
Featuring Rand’s full 1946 work plus essays from the New Intellectuals, including Leonard Peikoff, and never-before-published discussions with Ayn Rand.
Rand once called the United States “the only moral country in the history of the world.” A New Textbook of Americanism explores the reasons for her judgment.