An Open Letter to America´s Students—Will "Atlas Shrugged" Change Your Life Forever?
By C. Bradley Thompson
February 05, 2008
The reason that some conservatives fear Ayn Rand is that, ultimately, they can´t defend America philosophically. Conservatives don´t like the fact that Rand defends reason, objectivity, and certainty--and they won´t; they don´t like the fact that she defends rational self-interest, moral absolutism, and rationally grounded virtues--and they won´t; they don´t like the fact that she defends individual rights and capitalism--and they won´t. And because they won´t defend these philosophical principles, they can´t defend America. That is conservatism´s dirty little secret.