The Mary Sue
The Boxtrolls got in on the social commentary action as well. It’s big into self-determination, but not in a gross Ayn Rand way. Instead, the movie teaches that you have the power to determine what sort of person you are.
Unlike one old-time Phillies player - who, when asked on a survey to name his favorite book, replied: “I’ve never read a book” - Rolen is on a mission to read the world’s greatest literature. He has spent months plowing through Ayn Rand’s 1,200-page Atlas Shrugged.
The Guardian (London)
The political class of SW1, its nose still stuck in the un-British ramblings of Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman, has lost all touch with the needs and interests of the people it affects to serve.
At his speech to the conservative Values Voter Summit on Friday, Sen. Rand Paul made a somewhat obscure literary reference. And no, it wasn’t Ayn Rand.
…Rand has one standard of morality for her protagonists and a different one for everyone else. If you love capitalism enough, your desires reign supreme and you’re entitled to do anything you want to have your own way. If you don’t, your desires are irrelevant and any attempt to get your own way is just further proof of your irredeemable evil.