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Wednesday 11 June 2014
Elias Isquith, Salon

…Now that he’s a real-deal politician, David Brat — the college professor and Ayn Rand enthusiast who came out of nowhere to soundly defeat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday in a GOP primary — is probably going to have…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
John Nichols, The Nation

…who regularly pocket checks from Wall Street interests. Brat has some ties to wealthy libertarians, and he’s written about “the moral foundations in Ayn Rand”—even if he “says…he isn’t a Randian.” Yet Brat’s anti-corporate rhetoric distinguished him from Cantor, and from most prominent Republicans—…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Morning Sun (Mt. Pleasant, MI)

…the subsequent Iraq adventure. Kirk was a true conservative, had no truck with neo- or paleo-conservatism, and little patience with libertarianism, Ayn Rand’s objectivism or any number of what he called “chirping sectaries.” Nor was he much a fan of materialism and consumerism as the desired results…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
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Adam Weinstein, Gawker

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Taliban’s controversial ex-captive, was speedily dismissed from the Coast Guard for psychological reasons before the Army recruited him, and was reading Atlas Shrugged shortly before he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…was there to show positive feedback. The class she taught that had the greatest impacted was Free Enterprise and Capitalism, as we studied the book ‘Atlas Shrugged’ and the possible problems of government intervention.” Most impactful moment at HPU: “My most memorable moment at HPU was taking on the…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…to the nation’s capital. Brat, you’ll be delighted to hear, is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College who counts the fantastically nutty Ayn Rand as his intellectual hero. Not another one! Paul Ryan was about as much Randian baloney as we could swallow. But there could be another course…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
DAVID S. JOACHIM, New York Times

…Seminary, has also published research with titles like “Adam Smith’s God and the End of Economics” and “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations of Ayn Rand.” He and his wife, Laura, have two children, ages 15 and 11, according to his campaign biography…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Esquire

…have their keys to the Green Room icebox confiscated. As for the winner, Brat seems a very bad combination of serious religious quester and devout Randian economist, a combination that would have had Ms. Rand herself reaching for the opium pipe. He got his undergraduate degree at Hope College in…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Linette Lopez, Yahoo Finance - The Daily Ticker

…that it faces horrible prospect of being attacked by populists on the left and the right. Cantor lost to a little-known economics professor and Ayn Rand disciple named Dave Brat. In Brat’s victory speech, he might as well have called out The Street by name.  “I will fight to end crony capitalist…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Allie Jones, Gawker

…An economics professor. Brat grades people all the time at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Va. (1,200 students, 56 percent acceptance rate.) An Ayn Rand scholar. Brat doesn’t call himself a “Randian,” but one of his major papers is titled “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand,” and…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Charles Huckabee, Chronicle of Higher Education

…Usury and Capitalism?,” published in April 2011 in Interpretation: a Journal of Bible and Theology, and “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand,” presented at a conference in South Carolina in 2010. Mr. Brat told the National Review, in an article published in January, that while he is…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…in,“ Brat said. Cantor responded to Brat’s accusation bysending out his own anti-amnesty campaign literature: 2) Brat co-authored an analysis of Ayn Rand. According tohis CV, Brat co-wrote and presented "An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand” in 2010.“Brat says that while he isn’t a…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014