Ayn Rand’s Objections to Anarchism DEBUNKED Ep. 122

by | Jun 30, 2019

Keith returns to the show with a vengeance! In today’s episode, we do a quick refresher on Ayn Rand’s background and her connection to the libertarian movement, then dive right in to her quoted opinions of anarchy. Could the legitimacy of the State’s monopoly on violence be a major blind spot in her thinking?

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Referenced Material (Amazon Affiliate Link):
The Ayn Rand Lexicon
The Virtue of Selfishness
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
Rand’s Appearances on Donahue: Early 70s ; 1979
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Patrick Macfarlane

Patrick Macfarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Vital Dissent at www.vitaldissent.com, where he seeks to oppose calamitous escalation in US foreign policy by exposing establishment narratives with well-researched documentary content and insightful guest interviews. His work has appeared on antiwar.com, GlobalResearch.ca, and Zerohedge. He may be reached at patrick.macfarlane@libertyweekly.net

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