• • • Who is Ayn Rand—and why should you care?
Larry Eskridge, Clay County Advocate-Press (Flora, IL) Alan Greenspan |Atheism |Ayn Rand Institute |Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead |We The Living |Individual Rights |Nathaniel Branden |Paul Ryan |Personal life | In spite of her declaration there were no contradictions, Rand’s life was full of them. An enemy of state-run programs, she voted for FDR. She was against Prohibition and anti-drug laws as infringements on individual rights. She considered the atomic bomb a symbol of human greatness and an instrument of man’s salvation, remarking that only rational men in a free society could construct one.