Why Study Ayn Rand?

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 26 2012 @ 2:17pm

Alan Wolfe provides the unflattering reason:

In the academy, she is a nonperson. Her theories are works of fiction. Her works of fiction are theories, and bad ones at that. Should the Republicans actually win in 2012, we might need to study her in the academic world. It would be for the same reason we sometimes need to study creationism.