This is a recommended reading list / study material for those interested in obtaining a basic, somewhat more than introductory, grounding in the subjects of reason, individualism, Objectivist ethics, capitalism and the role of government. Only 3 full books are listed; the others are essays, excerpts from books, and audiotapes. Going at a leisurely pace, one could easily absorb these works in under a year.
1. Essay:Philosophy: Who Needs it?....by Ayn Rand. Essay in book of same name. Available also as speech given before West Point cadets; order cassette from The Ayn Rand Bookstore.
2. Novel:The Fountainhead....by Ayn Rand. Dramatic presentation of the individualist vs the collectivist mentality.
3. Novel: Atlas Shrugged....by Ayn Rand. Dramatic presentation of the power of man's mind--and what happens to the world without it.