Who was Ayn Rand anyway: ‘Her novels were based upon the archetype of the “Randian hero,” a man whose genius leads others to reject him, but who perseveres nevertheless to achieve his values…’Given that description and my own incipient genius, it’s a wonder that I find so many of Rand’s followers to be self-involved right-wing psycho nut-bags… Maybe they’re not Randian enough… Prole-scum…
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The Wikipedia article on Rand is quite interesting, pointing out that Rand is not really taken seriously in many philosophical circles and has no formal training in the subject. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does make you wonder. Personally I find Nietzche’s ideas easier to follow even when I don’t agree with them, and there’s a hell of a lot less romanticism.