Our very own Smerdyakov
R. P. Wolff sur les contradictions randiennes de Ryan:
Paul Ryan is a Roman Catholic whose family made a good deal of money over half a century off of government contracts for building the interstate highway system. To this day it feeds at the federal trough, getting defense-related dollars. In every way conceivable, Ryan the man is totally in violation of the Objectivist ethical theories pushed by Rand. It has become a central tenet of the consensus gentium in recent decades that American conservatives are deep thinkers who, in their think tanks, come up with new ideas to replace the tired habits of liberal pols. Paul Ryan, we are told, is the intellectual leader of the Republican Party. I think we should pause just a bit before embracing our very own Smerdyakov.