Whether it’s a fiscal cliff, a tea party or “Going Galt,” there is an underlying philosophy that has been increasingly moving American and world politics. We see its effect in the headlines, every day.
A philosophy of extreme individualism that seems like a call to anarchy, it was born in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution — and the fanatical anti-communist sentiment of the Cold War.
It is expressed in the novels Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. It is expressed in such essays as “The Virtue of Selfishness.” And, increasingly, it is expressed in the speeches on the floor of the United States congress. This is the philosophy of writer Ayn Rand — and the subject of a new e-book by Hart Williams entitled Ayn Nation Under God. Continue reading