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401 preface to the second edition 1. Various reviews of Russian Radical and author responses are indexed online at Chief among these is Sciabarra 1997. 2. Among these are Bell-Villada 2014, forthcoming; Branden 2009; Burns 2009; Cookinham 2005; Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism 2012; Gladstein 2010; Gotthelf 2000; Gotthelf and Lennox 2011, 2013; Harriman 2010; Heller 2009; Machan 2000, 2005; Mayhew 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012; Merrill and Enright 2013; McConnell 2010;­ Peikoff 2012a, 2012b; Sciabarra [1996] 1999, 2003a, 2005a; Smith 2006; Thomas 2005; and Younkins 2007. 3. The cinematic impact can be measured in dramatizations and documentaries. Atlas Shrugged is a three-part cinematic treatment of Rand’s 1957 novel, roughly corresponding to the three parts of the book. Part I was released in April 2011, directed by Paul Johansson, produced by John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow for The Strike Productions, and distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Part II was released in October 2012, directed by John Putch, produced by Harmon Kaslow, John Aglialoro, and Jeff Freilich for Either Or Productions, distributed by Atlas Distribution Company. Part III is slated for release on 4 July 2014; it is being produced by John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow. Among the documentaries on Rand are Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, a 1997 Oscar-nominated film written, produced, and directed by Michael Paxton and­ distributed by Strand Releasing (and in which I am listed as a “Research Assistant” for having provided A. G. Media with a very limited amount of material on Rand’s education in Russia, including a photograph of N. O. Lossky that his son Boris authorized for use in the film); Ayn Rand: In Her Own Words, a 2011 film produced and directed by John Little and Robert Anderson for Northern River Productions Canada and Entertainment One U.S. LP; Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of “Atlas Shrugged,” a 2012 film written, produced and directed by Chris Mortensen for Virgil Films; and The Birth of Objectivism, a multivolume series of the Objectivist History Project, produced by the Atlas Society and Duncan Scott Productions, Inc. 4. While President Obama’s opposition to Rand is well-known, not many people appreciate the inherent opposition between Rand and one of her defenders, GOP 2012 vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. I agree with Burns 2012a that Rand would not have approved of the narrow ways in which her work has been appropriated by conservatives like Ryan. 5. Book synopses, reviews, and ongoing dialogue concerning my work are fully­ indexed on my Dialectics and Liberty website at and my Notablog at 6. Rand (January 1963), “Collectivized ethics,” in Rand 1964a, 81. Rand 1964a is hereafter cited as Virtue of Selfishness by page number in both text and notes. 7. I owe these particular points to Roger E. Bissell. notes 402 ayn rand 8. I would like to extend my gratitude to several individuals who offered ­ commentary on early drafts of this preface and Appendix III that I prepared for inclusion in this ­ second expanded edition of Russian Radical: Roger E. Bissell, Robert L. Campbell, Stephen Cox, ­ Murray I. Franck, Anne C. Heller, and Elizabeth A. Sciabarra. Of course, I take full responsibility for the final published essays. I also remain eternally indebted to so many others who have made this work possible with their remarkable material generosity and spiritual support, but whose names are too numerous to list even in an expanded acknowledgments section. introduction 1. Gladstein (1984, 110) lists accessible translations. Among the newest is a Russian translation of several of Rand’s essays and literary excerpts, published in English as The Morality of Individualism (Rand 1992). 2. Rand capitalized “Objectivism,” perhaps to distinguish it from conventional­ “objectivism” (which Rand characterized as “intrinsicism”). I continue that policy here. 3. Library of Congress News, 20 November 1991, 1. 4. Rand [1926–38] 1984, [1945] 1986, [1966–67] 1990, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1997, and 2005. Also Baker 1987, B. Branden 1986, and N. Branden 1989. Rand [1926–38] 1984 is hereafter cited as Early Ayn Rand by page number in text and notes. 5. See Binswanger 1980–87, vols. 1–8; Gladstein 1984; and Schwartz 1979–94, vols. 1–8. Binswanger and Schwartz are hereafter cited by volume, issue, and page number in both text and notes. I cite Schwartz for ease of reference. In fact, The Intellectual Activist was edited by Schwartz from 1...


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