…I connected with my school’s College Libertarians Facebook group. They were a tight-knit bunch, but they embraced my eagerness to join their ranks. Soon, my Facebook feed was filled with all kinds of Ayn Rand quotes and Gadsden flags. Posts like the one claiming that public schools, the very institutions that employed many of my family members, were “replete with agents of state-orchestrated indoctrination” (good job with the SAT words there, guys) were enough to keep me from ever showing up to a College Libertarians meeting.
…radicale gedachtegoed van Amerikaanse schrijfster Ayn Rand (1905-1982) staat voor het eerst in de Nederlandse theaters. In The Fountainhead test Ivo van Hove de houdbaarheidsdatum van collectivisme…
South China Morning Post
Meng Zong’s far-sightedness is astounding. Not only does he correctly predict the future paradigm shift in geopolitical conflict towards recognition of the paramount value of resource security, he also has the chutzpah to hide his expansionist self-interest in the form of a public works project. Ayn Rand would be proud. One can even imagine Meng Zong financing future enterprises with money wheedled away from UNDP project funds.
“Responsibility; that’s a trap, too… Life is full of horror; nobody escapes, nobody. Save yourself,” says closeted former Cold Warrior Roy Cohn (Charles Leggett, shrewdly embodying a calm, unctuous Cohn rather than the usual Pacino-esque hysterics). That ruthless credo of individualism, conceived in the Reagan era, now echoes more strongly in the glib libertarianism of Rand Paul (by way of Ayn Rand).