lee362 Wrote:
Sep 10, 2012 10:21 PM
As an older die-hard capitalist from the NYC area, I have been close friends with several people from Rand's "inner circle" and know enough about Rand's beliefs to firmly state that she would not agree with your views. She considered her atheism (and aesthetics and metaphysics and personal taste in reading and music and everything else under the sun) to be inextricably entwined with her support for capitalism. One could not "pick and choose" but had to except everything or else be considered a traitor or a flawed human being. And her capitalist credentials are not all that hot -- with disregard for property rights, she praised pollution and disdained tolerance.