Over at The Nation online, Patricia Williams offers a conflation of libertarians, Republicans, Objectivists, Paul Ryan, and Ayn Rand.
Radley Balko succinctly cuts through Williams’s ignorant mess:
A few minor points: Paul Ryan is not a Randian, nor would Ayn Rand have approved of Paul Ryan. Ayn Rand was not a libertarian, and libertarianism is quite different from Randianism. Most importantly, Paul Ryan is not a libertarian.
Also, Ayn Rand did not consider herself part of “the right,” and “the right” did not and still doesn’t claim Ayn Rand.
See, from The Agitator, Balko’s post entitled, For the Record…