Nonsense! This is not right. I hear a lot of unintelligible verbiage that conveys nothing clearly except a moral threat on Ayn Rand's character. These are sounds, vibrations. It is not on what is said, but on how it is said, tone of voice, no evidence whatsoever. This, the United States was built on "Capitalism", self interest, rugged individualism. Capitalism, it works, its the truth. Same with reason. I realize the whole plan on the other side is to destroy capitalism, reason etc and replace it with mysticism, some slave pen etc. Folks, there is a war going on in America, maybe the whole earth. It is not political or anti-capitalist war. This war "The professors' war against America", is deeper, its the assault against the founding philosophy of this country that is now being conducted by our government universities. It is radicals, leftists, even moderates on the faculties. There are exceptions, not all. These professors are teaching anti-reason, self-sacrifice, anti-man, anti-life, Kant, Hegel, Marx,....'you can't know anything, there is no certainty, society knows best, can't question the consensus etc. no historical truth, so they just create their own truth.' "The age of individual achievement has passed" they say. Anyway, it is all about 'the collective, the common good, the public good, government censorship.' This is really exciting stuff!!! All I can say is the students need an alternative to this form of brain washing, Objectivist colleges/universities where they learn reason, positive human values, how to think for themselves would be a positive. Note: history of dictatorships failed 100%, paper/fait money failed 100%, welfare state failed 100%, government schools failed 100%, government intervention/controls/regulation failed 100%, entitlement programs failed 100%. I could go on forever!!
Ayn Rand lived by her philosophy. I realize she made some errors, but she practiced what she preached. epistemologically and morally. A point I want to make I don't believe anyone on this site can judge Ayn Rand and reach an objective views of her. Why do I say this? Because you are living in a Kantian world, an anti-value culture and you see everything as opposite. You have to know, what is objectivity? What do you believe is possible to a man or woman? What kind of soul do you think it takes to write "Atlas Shrugged"? So, as a Kantian you can't possible judge an Objectivist. Can a irrational man judge a rational man. I don't think so!! The end.