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Apr 27, 2004 4:21 pm

Objectivism and the Corruption of Rand's Radical Legacy

Some of my HNN comrades have gently ribbed me and others for our admiration of the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand. Well, I've been AWOL from L&P because I've been out and about on various"Objectivist" blogs arguing with the orthodox contingent of"Objectivism," which, in my view, has corrupted Rand's radical legacy. You can check out some of those debates by following the links on my"Not a Blog," if you're interested.

Far more important, however, is this post by fellow L&P'er Arthur Silber, which discusses"The Fatal Contradiction—And the Detestable Disgrace that is 'Objectivism' Today." Silber and I have been deeply critical of what has happened to Objectivism; we've both abandoned the term as a self-identifying descriptive label. But the truth is, despite our common abandonment of that term, we have never abandoned Rand's radical legacy. Silber tells us more about those who have abandoned it.

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