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Thomas L. Knapp
Knapp compares and contrasts the lives and legacies of two Russians: V. I. Lenin and Ayn Rand. He states: "Forty years after [Atlas Shrugged's] publication . . . [a]cademics -- led by New York University's Chris Matthew Sciabarra, who authored Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical, her first scholarly biography -- have finally begun to take Objectivism seriously as a philosophy, to scrutinize its methods and conclusions, and to give Rand the place in the intellectual sun to which she is entitled."