There's a new biography about Ayn Rand, and just in time for Christmas (do Randians celebrate Christmas?). Says the reviewer:
I find it hard to think of Objectivism as very objective at all—it looks more like a rational program retrofitted to a lifelong temperament, a fantasy world created to cancel the nightmare of a terrifying childhood. This is the comedy, the tragedy, and the power of Rand: She built a glorious imaginary empire on that nuclear-grade temperament, then devoted every ounce of her will and intelligence to proving it was all pure reason.
It appears her legacy still generates mixed opinions. But this may be just the beginning of a new resurgence in interest. After all, Atlas Shrugged the movie is still on track to be released in 2011.