• • • Atlas plugged on Capitol Hill
Darryl E. Owens, Orlando Sentinel Altruism |Atheism |Ayn Rand Center |Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism |Individual Rights |Individualism |Paul Ryan |Thomas A. Bowden | Thirty years after her death and more than a half-century after the publication of her defining work, “Atlas Shrugged,” Ayn Rand is hot. The fierce individualist’s philosophies are burning up conservative airwaves. And should Mitt Romney unseat President Obama, Rand will have a fan in the White House in Paul Ryan. It all begs the questions: Why Rand and why now? Editorial Writer Darryl E. Owens interviewed Thomas A. Bowden, outreach liaison for the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights in Washington, D.C., regarding her resurgent influence.