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The Naval Academy’s Reading List for Life

By posted at 12:00 pm on November 15, 2012 4

What does it mean that so many faculty members at the United States Naval Academy have recommended Ayn Rand’s work on the “Reading List For Life?”





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4 Responses to “The Naval Academy’s Reading List for Life”

  1. Roger
    at 12:24 pm on November 15, 2012

    I only counted three I think. I actually found the lists to be surprisingly ecumenical. There were only a handful that were packed with military histories.

  2. Nick Moran
    at 12:26 pm on November 15, 2012

    I count five professors total, the majority of whom are in mathematics or engineering. I think the list overall is pretty interesting, though.

  3. Roger
    at 12:37 pm on November 15, 2012

    I’m not surprised by the Randian representation within math/engineering. As an engineer myself, I tend to observe more Randians within my profession than in the general population. A desire for seeing the world in black and white and for logical actors, I guess.

  4. Gil Roth
    at 2:39 pm on November 15, 2012

    I’m amazed that someone could go through that whole page and decide to fixate on the Ayn Rand entries.

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