More than any other writer, it was Ayn Rand who brought me closer to Greece. Her masterpieces The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged made me want to study Greek Philosophy, especially Aristotle, and every thinker throughout the history of ideas. Like Kazantzakis, she was a brilliant artist who continues to be misunderstood, and defamed by people who refuse to even read her. She has been an inspiration to millions and there are many women who still love her work. But none of them would call themselves feminists. It makes me wonder what kind of a woman rushes to embrace feminism and what kind of a woman is reluctant to embrace it. With women shattering glass ceilings throughout the public, corporate, and nonprofit world, one has to speculate whether feminism should be given the credit, or should Ayn Rand’s ghost take a bow? I bet she’s taking it with Kazantzakis. Did I dare and put these two in the same paragraph?