The Inhumanity of Ayn Rand’s Libertarian Mythos

Why progress requires saying “No” to nature

Judging from the documentary “Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life,” Rand’s heart seems to have been in the right place when she first conceived of her philosophy of life, which she called “Objectivism.” Living in soviet Russia until she left for the United States when she was 21, Rand despised the oppressive results of…



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