Aug 13, 2012 @ 12:00:00 am
Republican nominee for vice president Paul Ryan has flip-floped on Ayn Rand. According to the LA Times, Ryan once credited Rand as a key inspiration, but now that he's trying to win over a national audience, the young Republican is distancing himself from the godless, supremely self-interested writer. Quoth Ryan: "I reject her philosophy. . . . It's an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview." (Meanwhile, in a feat of outlandish click-baiting, the New York Times has a blog post entitled "Paul Ryan, Black Panther?")
Ever wondered what the original 1925 ad for The Great Gatsby looks like? Maria Popova dug one up in an old issue of The Princetonian.
"I’ve attended MacDowell twice. It is one of the very few places I’ve ever been that I feel
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