• • • L. Ron Romney? What a Candidate’s Reading List Says
Michael D'Antonio, Huffington Post Altruism |Atlas Shrugged movie |Atlas Shrugged |The Virtue of Selfishness |Capitalism |Egoism |Paul Ryan | [L. Ron] Hubbard's writing generally steers clear of messy human concerns like love and compassion. When he does enter these realms he becomes mechanistic and technocratic, referring to his own work as a "science of knowing how to know answers." He is, in this way, very much like Rand, who offered a philosophy based on her version of "reason." She intended to cure humanity's ills by rewarding self-interested supermen and punishing lazy "moochers" who participate in government social programs. In her novels, as well as non-fiction books like "The Virtue of Selfishness," Rand presents a grotesque view of human nature with no room for the commonweal or the sacrifices that make societies work.