Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, October 27th, 2012

When asked by the Rolling Stone about U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s favourite author, Ayn Rand, U.S. President Barack Obama was able to provide quite an interesting response.


Ayn Rand (1905-1982) was a Russian-American author and philosopher. She is best known for her novel Atlas Shrugged and for developing the Objectivist movement. Her fiction was often negatively reviewed by critics at the time due to her philosophy.


Terry Goodkind is an American novelist of epic fantasy. He is the author of The Sword of Truth series. Goodkind has been credited with the ability to write large-scale epics and being able to create an intriguing universe. Goodkind’s novels explore human themes within his large and interesting fictional societies. He cites Ayn Rand as […]