Scott A.

Obama Attacks Objectivism(?)!

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Thanks for that information, Mercury!

Obama's statement has caused a flood of Ayn Rand references. For example, there is a discussion of Ayn Rand’s philosophy on Little Green Footballs today and she was also mentioned in an AP article. Clearly Objectivism has penetrated the culture to a level I've never before witnessed. This is great news.

Ultimately, I think this is the silver lining in this whole fiasco. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, and Objectivism have definitely received more--and positive--coverage than I can ever remember. I think it shows that there's a powerful and as-yet unmet hunger among many Americans for good ideas, and Ayn Rand was so damn prescient in Atlas Shrugged that is has many people thinking.

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