For the New Intellectual; the Philosophy of Ayn Rand Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter 1, For the New Intellectual

• Rand describes a dying society as having only two choices - staying deluded to the events occurring or facing the truth and rebuilding.

• Rand believes that the United States is a dying society and needs to face the truth.

• Rand asserts that a culture can be judged by the dominant philosophy of the culture, as expressed in ways such as morality, art, and the economy.

• Rand calls for new intellectuals to save the country by initiating a moral revolution.

• Rand believes that altruism and capitalism are incompatible.

Chapter 2, We the Living

• The central conflict in We the Living is that of the individual versus the state.

• Kira has an affair with Andrei, a communist, to save Leo, a man accused of a political crime.

• Andrei learns Kira has been using him as a tool, but she is not remorseful.

• We the Living is...

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