Tag Archives: Libertarianism

The Assault on Rand Paul, a Theory

Why did Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor attack him. Novelist Thomas Berger’s “Neighbors” provides a possible explanation: “sinister banality.”

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Maybe Ryan Sees Trump as John Galt

If Paul Ryan refuses to stand up to Donald Trump, it may be because he worships him as a John Galt figure.

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Flannery O’Connor’s Dislike of Ayn Rand

Flannery O’Connor couldn’t stand Ayn Rand. With good reason.

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Libertarian Conmen Want Your Fatted Calf

This Scott Bates poem captures the swagger of those who con their fellow Americans while trumpeting free enterprise and bootstrapism.

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Ayn Rand Likes Systems, Not Humans

Ayn Rand’s novels appeal to those who prefer systems over people.

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Rugged Self Reliance w/Government Help

Often those most reliant on government help spend the most time talking about self reliance.

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Paranoid Postal Service Fantasies

Pynchon’s “Crying of Lot 49” helps us understand rightwingers who want the USPS to fail.

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The Insidious Novels of Ayn Rand

When I first started hearing the name Rand Paul, I thought that it was a political pundit’s joke. I thought the talk was about his father, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, not the man who last week became Kentucky’s Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Since Ron Paul espouses certain libertarian principles, I assumed that people were […]

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