MSNBC is a great outlet to catch the
David Cay Johnston's deductive logic goes like this:
- Paul Ryan is a big fan of Ayn Rand and instructs those around him to read her work.
- Ayn Rand wrote The Fountainhead.
- In The Fountainhead, the fictional hero architect (who embodies many of Rand's ideal man attributes) Howard Roark, sabotages a building because it wasn't built to his specifications.
- Paul Ryan wants to blow up buildings and kill people because he is a fan of Rand and has a plan to right America's big-government Leviathan (that I don't think is nearly radical enough, but it's a start).
Watch this tool for yourself:
Via Memeorandum, cross posted to LCR.
Updated: I wonder what my friends Les Carpenter and Shane Atwell -- both Objectivists, ie. followers of Ayn Rand -- have to say about this?
Updated x2: Here's Howard Roark's courtroom speech in defense of dynamiting the Courtland building. Gary Cooper plays Roark in the 1949 film based on The Fountainhead: