• • • David Sloan Wilson on Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan
Mike Rappaport, Library of Law and Liberty Atheism |Egoism |Paul Ryan | [David Sloan] Wilson has a piece up where he seeks to explore the reasons why Paul Ryan, who he terms a religious fundamentalist, was attracted to Ayn Rand’s atheistic approach. While Wilson argues that religious fundamentalism and Randianism seem to be radically different views, they have more in common than at first appears. [....] As someone who has followed religious fundamentalism and Rand, this is quite interesting. Rand always had a religious flavor to her works – something I think she even recognized. One might view this aspect of Rand as her imagining a different world and her having had an extremely idealistic approach to life. But Wilson’s is another take.