The Ayn Rand Cult by Jeff Walker

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Despised by the intellectual establishment, Ayn Rand continues to attract many thousands of devoted followers. Her "Objectivist" movement preaches an uncompromising hard line on politics, art, sex, and psychological health. Though much has been written about Rand, The Ayn Rand Cult is the first book to explain the true origin of her ideas and to show how they were shaped into a new, atheistic religion. Jeff Walker shatters many myths about Rand, exposing Objectivism as a classic cult, unusual because of its overt emphasis on self-interest, rationality, and atheism, but typical of cults in its guru-worship, thought control, trial and excommunication of deviants, and hostility to existing society.
 

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Jeff Walker started his first online business in 1996---way back in the Internet Dark Ages. After spending eight years honing his craft in a variety of niches, he started teaching his launch techniques to others in 2004. His Product Launch Formula literally invented the online launch model, and Jeff has now taught the model to thousands of clients, and those clients have generated over $500 million dollars in sales in hundreds of niches. You can follow him at JeffWalker.com.
 
Published March 30, 2012 by Open Court. 418 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Much adored and much reviled, Ayn Rand finds no sympathy at the hands of Canadian investigative journalist Walker.

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