Ayn Rand Was a Dick.
On this episode of UNFTR we Unf*ck the theory of “objectivism,” a movement inspired by novelist Ayn Rand in the 1950s and talk about how it still influences our politics today. We’ll uncover how this little Russian chain smoking gnome garnered a massive American following from her crappy novels and inspired generations of politicians who see themselves as the embodiment of John Galt, the protagonist of her most famous novel Atlas Shrugged. Who IS John Galt? Answer: Who gives a shit?
Episode Timestamp + Link | Clip Link
- 00:02:18 | Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959
- 00:03:26 | Atlas Shrugged: John Galt Speech
- 00:04:40 | Fast Times: Spicoli - You Dick!
- 00:09:37 | Trump Struggled to Discuss Books in This 1987 Interview
- 00:10:16 | Senator Ted Cruz read from Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"
- 00:10:29 | Paul Ryan And Ayn Rand
- 00:10:39 | Alan Greenspan and Ayn Rand
- 00:13:54 | The Untouchables: Batter Up