Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ghate: A Liberal Ayn Rand?

Excellent op-ed from Onkar Ghate urging liberals to adopt Ayn Rand's philosophy of "individualism and independence."  Here is an excerpt:
Any liberal-leaning person today who seeks long-term goals and a new vision, but will not touch the political right because of conservatives' anti-evolution, anti-immigration, anti-abortion platforms, would do well to remember nineteenth-century liberalism. Perhaps the two alternatives confronting us, a government with virtually unlimited power to dictate our personal lives or our economic lives, are both defective. 
For anyone willing to explore this possibility, I can think of no better place to start than with Ayn Rand.

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