I found a very educational documentary about Ayn Rand who was arguably the most influential woman in the World before she died.   Although I’m not a fan, I find influential women fascinating, and her impact is all the more interesting because she never held political office, didn’t have great wealth or fame, and did not ride the coattails of a prominent husband or father.  She was entirely self-made, and unlike many women who use their beauty to get ahead,  Rand looked like a witch.  Hers was the power of ideas, so it’s fitting that the documentary aired on Ideas on CBC radio.

You can listen to part one here and part two here.

But sadly I suspect she was a neocon, or at least would have become one had she lived another 20 years.

 

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