• • • Ayn Rand’s selfish philosophy
Bill Thackeray, Havre Daily News (MT) Altruism |Atheism |Egoism |Personal life | Rand, who was born and educated until her early 20s in the Communist dictatorship of Soviet Russia prior to World War II, is a well-known formulator of completely misleading ethical, philosophical and political garbage. As well as distorting facts, she is notorious for her nasty, selfish ethics that make a virtue of personal selfishness and a vice of any kind of altruism by governments or individuals. She celebrates personal self-interest ahead of all other interests. Not surprisingly, along with many of her followers and adherents, Rand is one of the well-known and outspoken atheists of the 20th century. A complete nonbeliever, her barbs condemning religious belief occur throughout her works. Of course, she is also an open and frank opponent of democracy.