Jennifer Burns

Research Fellow

Jennifer Burns is an Associate Professor of History at Stanford University and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution.  The leading independent expert on Ayn Rand and the American conservative movement, she is author of the acclaimed biography Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right.  Currently, she is writing an intellectual biography of Milton Friedman.  At the Hoover Institution, she directs the annual summer Workshop on Political Economy

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Ayn Rand Is Dead. Liberals Are Going To Miss Her

by Jennifer Burnsvia The Washington Post
Friday, March 3, 2017

With Trump comes a truly illiberal conservatism, and that may be worse than old fashioned Objectivism.