Lecture on “Godless Capitalism: Ayn Rand, Faith and American Politics” Feb. 20
Jennifer Burns, author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right, will speak on “Godless Capitalism: Ayn Rand, Faith, and American Politics” at Guilford College Monday, Feb. 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. in Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium of the Frank Family Science Center on campus.
The event is free and open to the public and a reception and book signing will follow. The event is part of the Guilford College BB&T grant, “Moral Foundations of Capitalism.” This grant is a joint effort of the Business Department and the Center for Principled Problem Solving. For more information, please contact Kim Yarbray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier in the day, Burns will address the BB&T Spring Speaker Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on campus.
Burns is an assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia where she teaches courses on American political, cultural and intellectual history. In 2010, Burns was named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians and as the History News Network’s Top Young Historian. She has been a guest on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NPR’s Here and Now, and C-Span’s Book TV.
Her book is based on her exclusive access to Rand’s unedited letters and journals. The Hoover Institution’s Martin Anderson wrote, “Jennifer Burns has written a brilliant book about Ayn Rand–why many men and women praise her, but others despise her. She places Rand in the intellectual and political history of her times, moving adroitly between Rand’s fiction, non-fiction, and the people with whom she interacted.”
Time magazine called Goddess of the Market “excellent,” and American Historical Review said, “Impressive. Burns’ excellent book helps us to discover the real Ayn Rand.”