( 1905–82), US writer and philosopher, born in Russia; born Alissa Rozenbaum. She developed a philosophy of “objectivism,” in For the New Intellectual (1961), arguing for “rational self-interest,” individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism. Notable novels: The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957).
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