Ayn Rand's Academic Legacy

This week in Telluride, Colo., hundreds of people will gather for the Ayn Rand Institute's annual conference. The event will include a field trip to the mountain town of Ouray, which is believed to have been the inspiration for Galt's Gulch, the hidden enclave for free-market advocates in Rand's quasi-apocalyptic 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged.

One evening in Telluride, a panel of university-affiliated scholars will discuss their academic experiences as objectivists, as Rand's