I’ve been trying to imagine the late-night discussions in Paul Ryan’s Congressional office, to envision what his young aides whispered to each other about the righteous, racy novels of Ayn Rand. You’ve heard, by now, about Ryan’s unofficial book club: in 2005, the would-be vice president told a group of Rand acolytes that he made his young staffers read “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead.” It’s unclear whether he still assigns the books. But as proselytizing goes, Ryan was onto something. Ayn Rand has found a recent resurgence as a Tea Party favorite, but her original groupies were post-adolescents
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