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"We the Living" by Ayn Rand

Kirk Barbera, Jon Hersey

Presented at: Troubadour Talks

Date: May 18, 2021

Jon Hersey of the Objective Standard Institute joins this episode of Troubadour Talks to discuss Ayn Rand's first novel, We The Living.

Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist. Her dates are 1905-1982. She is most known for her later novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

Topics discussed:

  • Plot summary
  • The meaning of the novel's themes and plot events
  • The main characters (Leo, Andrei and Kira)¬†
  • Compare and contrast the three characters
  • Why 'We the Living,' written in 1934, is as relevant today as it was then
  • Why this novel is important to each of us
  • Why everyone should read this book today


Parts: 1

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