• • • Ayn Rand and Al Qaeda
Evan Knappenberg, Counterpunch Alan Greenspan |Altruism |Atheism |Ayn Rand Institute |Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead |The Romantic Manifesto |Capitalism |Egoism |Leonard Peikoff |Paul Ryan |Yaron Brook | [M]y life has been a spotty process of embarrassing violence and rehabilitation in the aftermath of reading Rand. I personally blame Rand for my temper, which I learned to justify from an early age with the outrageous rhetoric of a “John Galt” terrorist or “Howard Roark” rapist. But it is only after my involvement in anti-terrorist operations as an intelligence analyst in the Middle East that I dare to venture the (tasteless?) comparison of Rand to Bin Laden.