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Volume 6, No. 1 - Fall 2004

Issue #11



STEPHEN COX, Professor of Literature and Director of the Humanities Program at the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093-0306, email: <>, is the author, most recently, of The Woman and the Dynamo: Isabel Paterson and the Idea of America (Transaction Publishers).

ERIKA HOLZER, Juris Doctor, New York University Law School, email: <>, url: <>, was (with her husband) Ayn Rand's lawyer in the mid- to late-60s.  She and her husband co-produced and she co-scripted (with Duncan Scott) the 1941 Italian movie Noi Vivi/Adio Kira, based on Rand's We the Living. A fulltime novelist/essayist, Holzer's fiction includes Double Crossing (Putnam), human-rights espionage, and Eye for an Eye (St. Martin's Press), vigilante "justice"---also a Paramount Pictures feature film (director: John Schlesinger; starring Kiefer Sutherland and Sally Field).  For trade paperback reissues of both novels, see <> or go directly her website. Non-fiction books, co-authored with her husband, include: "Aid and Comfort": Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (McFarland) and Fake Warriors (Xlibris).  Her nonfiction essays appear on <> under "Erika Holzer" and under "2004" commentaries.

KIRSTI MINSAAS, University of Oslo, Department of British and American Studies, P. O. Box 1003 Blindern, 0315 Oslo, Norway, email: <>, is senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Oslo.  Her dissertation topic was on the role of Aristotelian catharsis in Shakespearean tragedy, and she is currently working on a project on the "exemplary hero" in English literature from 1590 to 1820. She has also lectured extensively on Ayn Rand's fiction, both in Europe and in the United States.

JEFF RIGGENBACH, email: <>, is the author of In Praise of Decadence (Prometheus, 1998). He has been a practicing critic of imaginative literature since 1972, publishing widely in newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, Reason, Inquiry, and The Libertarian Review.  From 1996 to 2000, he taught courses in philosophy, music appreciation, popular culture, and writing at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

BERNICE GLATZER ROSENTHAL, Professor of History, Fordham University, Bronx, New York 10458. email: <>, received her Ph.D. in History at the University of California at Berkeley in 1970. She teaches Russian/Soviet History and Intellectual History of Europe, and has published widely on Russian intellectual and cultural history from the late nineteenth century to the present. She has edited anthologies such as Nietzsche in Russia (Princeton University Press) and Nietzsche and Soviet Culture: Ally and Adversary (Cambridge University Press), and is the author of New Myth, New World: From Nietzsche to Stalinism (Pennsylvania State University Press).

CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA, Visiting Scholar, Department of Politics, New York University, 726 Broadway, 7th floor, New York, New York 10003, email: <>, url: <>, blog: <>, is the author of the "Dialectics and Liberty Trilogy," which includes Marx, Hayek, and Utopia (SUNY Press, 1995), Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical (Penn State Press, 1995), and Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism (Penn State Press, 2000). He is also co-editor, with Mimi Reisel Gladstein, of Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand (Penn State Press, 1999). His articles and letters on popular culture and music have appeared in publications as diverse as the New York Daily News, Billboard, Film Score Monthly, Just Jazz Guitar, Jazz Times, and The Free Radical.

MATTHEW STOLOFF, email: <>, holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Cincinnati, a Masters in Labor Relations and Human Resources from the School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University, and a Masters in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. His current research interests include labor law, corporate campaigns, and corporate crimes. His online guide to Rand scholarship is at: <>.

ALEXANDRA  YORK, email: <>, url: <>, is an internationally published author of books (one a Book of the Month Club selection), magazine and newspaper articles, book and movie reviews, poetry and essays.  Published by Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Ballentine, Berkley-Jove, and Van Nostrand, she has also written and hosted TV and network radio shows. Her work has appeared in publications as varied as Reader's Digest, Vogue, USA Today, The Intellectual Activist and Vital Speeches of the Day.  She is former editor of ART Ideas, an arts and cultural magazine published by American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century (ART), a New York-based nonprofit foundation of which she is the founding president.

CATHY YOUNG, email: <>, was born in Moscow, Russia in 1963 and emigrated to the United States in 1980. She graduated from Rutgers University in 1988 with a degree in English. After writing a weekly op-ed column for The Detroit News from 1993 to 2000, she became a weekly columnist for The Boston Globe. She is also a columnist for Reason magazine and a research associate with the Cato Institute.




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