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Jonathan Hoenig interviewed by Elan Journo

Ayn Rand’s Unique View of “Americanism”

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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Elan Journo

Elan Journo is a senior fellow and vice president of content at the Ayn Rand Institute. His books include Illuminating Ayn Rand (2022), Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: What Went Wrong After 9/11 (2021) and What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2018). Elan is a senior editor of New Ideal.

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