• • • Ayn Rand, Left-Libertarianism, Selfishness and Freedom
Cooper Zale, Daily Kos Altruism |Atlas Shrugged movie |Atlas Shrugged |Egoism | Just read Michael Gerson’s piece, “Ayn Rand’s adult-onset adolescence”, from the Washington Post opinion page. I am not familiar with Ayn Rand’s work directly, but have read some discussion of it and her foundational status among some contemporary libertarians. Short of reading her book Atlas Shrugged, I’ll at least have to watch the movie version on Netflix. I’m intrigued how much her conflation of liberty with selfishness have perhaps demeaned the former in some progressives’ view.