What she has to contribute is writing, some very interesting and well written books without question. Books, which present grand notions and soaring ideals which are impractical and idealistic to the point of being silly. She does seem to have accrued a cult following of sorts, rugged individualists in type, though I believe it has slowly diminished in size over the years. Enjoy her books for what they are, allow them to tell you a good story, let them make you think, remember to separate elegant writing from well grounded reasoning.