Rebirth of Reason

Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation

Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation

By Chris Matthew Sciabarra
With a foreword by Lindsay Perigo

"Chris Sciabarra's discussion of homosexuality and the moralistic, unreasoning rage unleashed against it--and against Dr. Sciabarra--by a small number of self-appointed guardians of the 'one true Objectivist faith' almost make it embarrassing to admit that one has any past or present association with Objectivism. The booklet is an expose of cultism at its most hysterical."

--Nathaniel Branden

A SOLO Initiative

Published by Leap Publishing
Cape Town, South Africa
Page Count: viii + 62 pages
In this provocative work, an expansion of his five-part series that appeared in The Free Radical, Chris Matthew Sciabarra explores Ayn Rand's impact on the sexual attitudes of self-identified Objectivists in the movement to which she gave birth and the gay subcultures that she would have disowned. Sciabarra's study challenges Rand's conventional attitudes toward homosexuality and reclaims her legacy for a human liberation that is open to all rational men and women—of whatever sexual orientation.

About the Author

Chris Matthew Sciabarra is Visiting Scholar at the Department of Politics of New York University. He is the author of the "Dialectics and Liberty Trilogy," which includes Marx, Hayek, and Utopia (SUNY, 1995), Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical (Penn State, 1995), and Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism (Penn State, 2000). He is also co-editor, with Mimi Reisel Gladstein, of Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand (Penn State, 1999), and a founding co-editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.
For more information on this book, visit the home page: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/essays/homosexuality.htm

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