Rand Shrugged

Abby Zimet

Questionable Role Model Dept: The right is big on Ayn Rand these days, with a new Atlas Shrugged film opening and everyone from Paul Ryan to Rush Limbaugh giddily citing her "virtue of selfishness" and other appalling tenets. ThinkProgress has more on the Right's infatuation with her and her shifty-eyed beliefs; more here on "a horribly damaged woman who deserves the one thing she spent her life raging against: compassion."

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