Charles Murray on Rand

A late, but well-aimed, review by Charles Murray on two recent Ayn Rand biographies.  Here is the final paragraph: Ayn Rand never dwelt on her Russian childhood, preferring to think of herself as wholly American. Rightly so. The huge truths she apprehended and expressed were as American as apple pie. I suppose hardcore Objectivists will consider … Continue reading Charles Murray on Rand

Rand and Marx

Early in my days as a graduate student, a professor for whom I was a teaching assistant and I were discussing the week's assigned reading, which was an excerpt from Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia.Libertarianism was, my professor explained, merely  "a young man's philosophy." When our conversation suggested to him that I apparently thought there … Continue reading Rand and Marx