Quote for the day.

[Ayn Rand] has a great attraction for simple people who are puzzled by organized society, who object to paying taxes, who dislike the “welfare” state, who feel guilt at the thought of the suffering of others but who would like to harden their hearts […] Ayn Rand’s “philosophy” is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic.

Gore Vidal.

Hat tip to an exhaustive, sprawling analysis of the Randian cult available here.

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