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.
Albert Lea Tribune (Albert Lea, MN)
The Republican Party is not the party of conservatism. It is the party of the Koch brothers, the Ayn Rand philosophers of small government ideology, the takers of the Grover Norquist pledge not to raise taxes no matter what…
Photographer Rocco Laspata captures her in an environment inspired by the film “The Fountainhead”, interpreted with vibrant jewel tones replete with cubist elements and upholstered walls in a kaleidoscope of dazzling color…
All libertarians of all stripes – and in this I include Objectivists, though they might, well, object – should oppose abortion. Anyone who advocates any kind of government, no matter how minimal, should support making abortion a criminal act.