Just read thus great piece via Zite, which is far and away the best aggregator tgat I have used.
My spirits sank and soared simultaneously. I was not previously familiar with Sam’s work. I found myself uttering many an inward “yes!”. My dejection was at the prospect of having to steal a few hours somewhere to write a more fulsome response to the post.
In the meantime i had to get off a quick response.
Even as a teenager Rand struck me as sociopathic - although I probably didn’t know that was the word. It is that sociopathy that I find disturbing and disheartening about so much of what is touted as “free market”, small government rhetoric. I wonder whether it was always so and i just didn’t see it? To me it seems different now - more virulent, more desperate, more ignorant, more anti-intellectual.
Is it part of the death throws of the end of empire? These and more ideas will havecto be canvassed in a longer post.