Ayn Rand

Reason.tv Event: The Enduring Power of Ayn Rand's Ideas

Featuring Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Veronique de Rugy, and Patrick Reasonover


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On November 2, Reason celebrated the launch of Reason.tv's 10-part series on Ayn Rand's influence and reach in contemporary America with a rollicking panel discussion in our Washington, D.C., office.

Among the speakers:

Nick Gillespie, editor in chief, Reason.com and Reason.tv, discussing Rand's place in popular culture.

Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason senior editor, asking "WWRD" (what would Rand do) when it comes to contemporary politics.

Veronique de Rugy, Mercatus Center economist and Reason columnist, analyzing the impact of Rand on libertarians in Europe.

Patrick Reasonover, Duncan Scott Productions, discussing the release of a new, specially restored DVD edition of the 1942 Italian production of Rand's We the Living.

This video includes a showing of a special trailer for We the Living and is followed by a lively audience Q&A session. Approximately 40 minutes. Shot and edited by Meredith Bragg.

Go here for embed code and downloadable audio and full-video versions.

This segment concludes the Radicals series, which includes interviews with Reason Foundation co-founder Bob Poole, author Barbara Branden, psychologist Nathaniel Branden, and many more.

Watch or download the whole series at Reason.tv or YouTube. For an archive of classic and recent Reason stories on Rand, including staff reviews of two new critical biographies of the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, go here.