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Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand, And My Thom Hartmann Interview
May 04, 2012
On May 2, 2012, I appeared on “The Big Picture,” a TV show hosted by Thom Hartmann, to discuss the recent controversy surrounding Rep. Paul Ryan’s views on Ayn Rand.
Here’s the video, with my segment from time mark 35:25 through about 42:25.
Public officials who are friends of freedom shouldn’t be spooked by critics of Rand. They should use Rand’s analyses and arguments where they find them compelling, and should employ Objectivist insights that offer a clear understanding of the world today. And they shouldn’t put up with critics who denounce them for accepting parts of the philosophy with which they might disagree.
Of course, I hope in the long run friends of freedom will come to appreciate the whole Objectivist package!