What a Shock -- Obama Doesn't Like Rand!

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Obama is interviewed by Douglas Brinkley and was questioned about Ayn Rand. When asked if he had ever read Ayn Rand, Obama replied, "Sure." Then he said, "Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we'd pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we're only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we're considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity -- that that's a pretty narrow vision. It's not one that, I think, describes what's best in America. Unfortunately, it does seem as if sometimes that vision of a 'you're on your own' society has consumed a big chunk of the Republican Party." Here we go again with the misconception that Ayn Rand promoted living for self-gratification at the expense of others. That does not...(Read Full Post)