"In Britain, Ayn Rand (1905-82), the Russian born and educated American intellectual tends to be remembered only as the author of the novel (later film) The Fountainhead. It comes as some surprise then . . . that there is something of a small industry in the USA devoted to analysing her diverse and prodigious output: an Ayn Rand Institute, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, and a number of other academic studies investigating her extensive writing on philosophy, politics, and literature."