Juxtaposition always brings surprise.
The Tea Party and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand is a cult figure for Tea Party types, but if a bad movie gets them reading, they may be surprised by her ideas by Megan Gibson 4/22/11 UK
From the article -
...The movie's publicity has only propelled sales yet higher – the opening weekend saw the book version of Atlas Shrugged shoot to the No 4 spot on Amazon's bestseller list.
So, while the Tea Party's promotion of Rand has made a splash, Objectivists can take comfort knowing that the impact has largely been on book sales. If one has to delve into Randian territory, it's better to go straight to the master's words rather than a choice interpretation of them or convenient soundbites.
From OTM: On The Media: Object Lesson May 9,2008 ... about 12 minutes
Think you know reality? Ayn Rand did, and through her novels and nonfiction she gave legions of followers a practical philosophy by which to live. Brooke looks at the enduring legacy of the original Objectivist.
I missed it ... on campus ... regularly?!
From email / flyer -
ALTRUISM vs. AMERICA
AYN RAND SOLVES THE PROBLEM
Thursday, April 21st at 7:00pm
America was founded on the principle of individual rights—the idea that each person has a right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. Since the country’s founding, however, Americans have increasingly accepted a morality that is incompatible with rights, namely, altruism: the notion that
being moral consists in self-sacrificially serving others. ...