I speak of racists, homophobes, much of the uneducated and uninformed, and people who think Paul “#RandianFantasy” Ryan is “smart.”


I read Atlas Shrugged no less than 5X as a kid. Teens and 20’s. Huge influence at that time of my life. Then I got old enough to recognize idealized fantasy fiction, primarily exhibited by the central flaw in all her work (and I read a ton of it): Her protagonists are fantasy-pure-of-heart. The fatal attraction to people like Ryan is their delusional self-belief that they are as moral and smart as Rand’s heroes. It’s embarrassing.

Our Founding Fathers would’ve thought Atlas Shrugged was a comedic parody.