Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum; February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.
Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926.... more »
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''Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.''Ayn Rand (1905-1982), Russian-born U.S. author. For the New Intellectual, Random House (1961).