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The Gospel According to Ayn Rand

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  • Full Title: The Gospel According to Ayn Rand
  • Author(s): Jerome Tuccille
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Publisher: (ASJA Press imprint)
  • Publication Type: Self/Vanity
  • ISBN-10: 0-595-43575-0 (paperback)
  • ISBN-13:
  • Description: This book is a combination of Tuccille's earlier books It Usually Begins with Ayn Rand and It Still Begins with Ayn Rand, with some additional updates. As with those two prior books, this book is not about Ayn Rand. It is a satirical memoir of the author's involvement with the libertarian movement. Dialog is invented, events are exaggerated, people's beliefs and characteristics are changed, etc., for the purpose of lampooning various individuals and political movements, including Ayn Rand and Objectivism.


Chapters significantly related to Ayn Rand or Objectivism are indicated with bold for the chapter title.

Part I: The Overview

  1. The Whim Worshipers
  2. The Rational Dancer
  3. With a Jaw Like That He Can't Lose
  4. The Impact of Ivy League Hegelianism
  5. Please Don't Kill Lenny Bruce
  6. The Right Wing Joan of Arc

Part II: The Fracture

  1. A New Kind of Telepathic Imperialism
  2. Look What Happened to Kerensky
  3. A Claque of Porcine Revolutionaries
  4. Deviationism Rides Again

Part III: The Coalition

  1. Greed Is What Makes the World Go Round
  2. Ragnar Lets Me Down
  3. I Fail to Make a Citizen's Arrest
  4. Left, Right, and In Between
  5. The Center Is Big Enough for All

Part IV: The Campaign

  1. Ayn Rand Strikes Again
  2. Taking the Candidate for a Test Drive
  3. Marvin the Exterminator Loves Porn
  4. Wonder Woman Kicks Butt
  5. Stuntism Runs Amok
  6. Down and Out in the Belly of the Beast

Part V: More than Thirty Years Later

  1. A Grizzled Old Iconoclast Looks Back

Part VI: Afterword

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