I find it encouraging that the top of the Reader’s List includes
- The Virtue of Selfishness (it is, in fact, ranked #1) and
- Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand.
Yes, the list also includes some works promoting bad ideas (or the absence of ideas as is the case with the #2 slot), and the presence of Objectivist works doesn’t imply any sort of wide endorsement, but it’s apparent that these books are not only read but also held in high regard.
The ideas are spreading, and people are receptive of them.