Ominous Parallels by Leonard Peikoff

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Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial "truth," the public good, doing one's duty--these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now prevalent in the United States. Here is a frightening look at where America may be heading, a clarion call for all who are concerned about preserving our right to individual freedom.

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Leonard Peikoff is the pre-eminent Rand scholar writing today. He worked closely with Ayn Rand for thirty years and was designated by her as heir to her estate. He has taught philosophy at Hunter College, Long Island University, and New York University. His books include The Ominous Parallels and Objectivism. Author website:
Published June 1, 1983 by Plume. 354 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, History. Non-fiction

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Also, the observation that the New Frontier had fascist overtones was not solely offered by Rand (but I do briefly mention her speech in the book).

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