• • • Atlas isn’t shrugging
Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune Atlas Shrugged |Ron Johnson |Image | Charlie Peters, a self-described "neoliberal" who edited The Washington Monthly, told me many years ago tha the problem with liberals is they see themselves as heroes in a novel. Many conservatives today do the same thing, and they know just the novel: Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." My friends at the Atlas Society have posted an interview with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, an excessively devoted fan of the book. Much like Rand, he insists on reducing every policy issue to a simple fight for freedom against government oppression.