Ayn Rand

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Noun1.Ayn Rand - United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)
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Karavitis sees Dracula as a Randian individual pitted against the Marxist collective.
Being selfish in the true Randian sense is about promoting the Aristotelian concept of eudaimonia, or human flourishing.
Ryan's ideological reliance on heartless, radically individualistic Randian philosophy over our rich tradition of Catholic social teaching.
Wright's Randian account maintains that all reasons to act are in virtue of an "ultimate end" (p.
The individual sovereignty conception of the right is, for example, reflected in a resurgence of Ayn Randian styled militant anarchism in popular culture, from the new found cult stature of those novels themselves, to its many more benign cultural reinterpretations, from The Incredibles, (20) to 24, (21) to The Hunger Games.
They also advocated ending corporate welfare and breaking up the biggest banks, immigration reform, pivoting away from Randian hyper-individualism, softening their message on gay marriage, and accepting the conclusions of science.
Dionne certainly has a point concerning a main current of American conservatism today, and he rightly notes that there is a strong intellectual tradition within conservatism that supplies correctives to the libertarian, Randian leanings found among some on the contemporary right.
House budget committee chairman and former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a Randian as well.
Independence, USA would be a 'city-theme park hybrid,' which is seemingly part Randian and part Walt Disney's Disneyland.
His "secret" economic plan that includes a $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthiest builds upon the crackpot, Ayn Randian theories of his running mate, Rep.
To read the full feature, see the New York magazine story, "The Randian and the Bailout"
Certainly, there is a cross-section of Americans who buy into Romney's Ayn Randian views.