Sunday, May 27, 2012
• • How the Ayn Rand-Loving Right Is Like a Bunch of Teen Boys Gone Crazy
Make no mistake: all this Ayn Rand libertarian me-first-and-the-rest-of-you-go-to-hell stuff -- the there’s-no-government-like-no-government theology that’s now being piously intoned as Holy Received Truth by everybody, male and female, in the GOP -- is, very precisely, the kind of politics you’d come up with if you were a 16-year-old boy trying to explain away his dependence on Mom.
Monday, April 30, 2012
• • The Self-Made Myth: Debunking Conservatives' Favorite—And Most Dangerous—Fiction
The self-made myth is one of the most cherished foundation stones of the conservative theology. Nurtured by Horatio Alger and generations of beloved boys' stories, It sits at the deep black heart of the entire right-wing worldview, where it provides the essential justification for a great many other common right-wing beliefs. [....] It's the foundational belief on which all of Ayn Rand's novels stand.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012