Monday, March 12, 2012

An odd call not to dismiss Ayn Rand

Is it just me, or is Gary Weiss's qualified endorsement of Ayn Rand basically an endorsement of the parts of Ayn Rand that every non-Randian in the liberal tradition already thought?

And if that's the case - who really needs Ayn Rand? That's not an argument to drop her if you like her, of course. It's just the point I made when the movie came out - you don't have to give Rand the thumbs up just because you also happen to believe in capitalism and self-interestedness, and you really shouldn't act like she's the only place to go for those things.

1 comment:

  1. I think she's insane, but what's even more insane is the people who think her philosophy is the only ethical defense of libertarianism.


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