Tag: A Liberal Reads Ayn Rand

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Political Culture: The Rapture of Ayn Rand, Part Two

Thanks for sticking with me after the first half of this monstrous column wrapping up our series on Ayn Rand and her overlong orgy of...

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Political Culture: The Rapture of Ayn Rand, Part One

“We do not tell – we show.” So says the mentor of Atlas Shrugged‘s three key “strikers,” philosopher Hugh Akston … on...

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Political Culture: Ayn Rand’s Shangri-La of Self-Interest

I tried. I tried so hard. You’ve gotta believe me when I tell you how I tried and tried to finish Ayn Rand’s oversize chronicle of...

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Political Culture: Maybe Ayn Rand Needed a Little Christmas

I have to admit, I’m a bit conflicted this holiday season. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been going through the motions — spending...

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Political Culture: Ayn Rand’s Polemical Porn

Here’s the thing about reading Ayn Rand: She forces you to think the way she does. Once you’ve immersed yourself in her black-and-white...

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Political Culture: Ayn Rand Takes a (Midas) Mulligan

When I was a senior in college, instead of prepping for a career as a Rand-ian Master of the Universe with high-level courses in economics...

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Political Culture: I’ve Been Ayn Randed!

A homework pass to the first commenter who can identify what inspired this column’s headline – without resorting to the Google (honor...

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Political Culture: A Liberal Reads Ayn Rand

Objectivism is back, baby! Don’t take my word for it – just check out this cover of the libertarian monthly Reason, which offers up a...