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Let My People Go: Reconsidering the Tea Party

I have of late been rethinking the meaning of the Tea Party to American politics. My first take was dismissive: this movement is the same type of Herderian nationalism that, last century, brought Hitler and his merry band of crazed … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand and “Going Galt”: Under Bush, the Left Talked of Going to Canada to Live. Under Obama, Some on the Right are Reading ATLAS SHRUGGED and Imagining Themselves Escaping to “Galt’s Gulch”—a Utopian Capitalist Enclave in Rand’s Novel, Free of Collectivists

So reports the Washington Independent here. Money quote: The plot of Rand’s novel [Atlas Shrugged] is simple, despite its length — 1,088 pages in the current paperback edition. The United States is governed by bureaucrats, “looters” and “moochers,” who penalize and … Continue reading

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