Ayn Rand & the Paganization of the American Right

By |2017-06-16T12:36:49-05:00August 22nd, 2010|Categories: Ayn Rand, Bradley J. Birzer, Catholicism, Traditional Conservatives and Libertarians|

(Part I link) What finally made me question Rand, though, was an essay she wrote on why an Objectivist would be pro-choice on the abortion issue. For whatever reason, this hit me as absurd and hypocritical on her part. It seemed (and still does) to contradict the best of what she believed and promoted. [...]

Looking Up from Valhalla

By |2017-06-16T12:32:47-05:00August 21st, 2010|Categories: Ayn Rand, Bradley J. Birzer, C.S. Lewis, Film, Traditional Conservatives and Libertarians|Tags: , |

National Review’s cover featured a very captivating art-deco style rendering of Ayn Rand. Whether intentional or not (and most likely it is), the portrait divides Rand’s face in manichaen fashion, half light, half dark. Though the article, “Ayn Rand Reconsidered: A Greatness Stunted by Hate,” by Jason Steorts, is relatively short, it packs a [...]