One highlight of the newly released A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand is the never-before-published Rand material on political philosophy. When Jonathan Hoenig, the book’s editor, stopped by our office recently, he and I sat down for a chat about that newly published Rand material and the book as a whole. We talked about what makes Rand’s view of Americanism stand out, how the book’s message — a principled advocacy of individualism — is so timely, and some of the backstory behind Rand’s original essay, “Textbook of Americanism,” which is the centerpiece of the book.
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