For the Ayn Rand lovers

Thomas Flemming has an article about Ayn Rand that is, shall we say, less than flattering.  I’ve identified with some (read:  one or two) of her beliefs but in general she doesn’t seem very impressive.  I’ve struggled to read Atlas Shrugged, not because it was too hard but because it is poor writing and a bland plot.  I didn’t even try The Fountainhead.

This is important because Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan referred to her positively in 2005.  It doesn’t really bother me that he learned some things from her book.  I did enjoy the response it elicited from Flemming.  Nothing better than a conservative scholar taking poor literature (and a poor author) to task.