Ayn Rand Against Religion in Conservative Politics

In thinking about Emile Durkheim’s three Ps of sociology (power, prestige, and property), it occurred to me that the contemporary Republican Party has its own three Ps that it’s committed to advancing:

  • plutocracy (rule by the rich);
  • Pentacostal-style revivalism; and
  • the Pentagon.

I suppose you could also call these the three Ws (the wealthy, woo, and war). Or the three Gs (gluttons, God, and gore).

Here’s an interesting clip of Ayn Rand (who was an atheist) critiquing the God/tradition part of this conservative equation.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Ayn Rand Against Religion in Conservative Politics

  1. Iain McMahon says:

    Wow, that Ayn Rand video is amazing.

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