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She got it right when others got it wrong.

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Whatever one thinks of Ayn Rand as a novelist, it is fair to say that her books contain a great deal of sophisticated political and economic thinking.

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I'm inclined to think of George Orwell and F. A. Hayek at the same time. Both showed great courage in writing the truth, undaunted by the consequences awaiting them. Both valued freedom, though they understood it differently.

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"Why Marxism?" An Interview with C. Bradley Thompson

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The lecture "Why Marxism?", is an examination of why so many people are still attracted to Marxism despite the history of totalitarianism and genocide.

Professor C. Bradley Thompson is the BB&T Research Professor at Clemson University and the Executive Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He has also been a visiting fellow at Princeton and Harvard universities and at the University of London.

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