Comment: Ayn Rand on libertarians - she hated libertarians

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Ayn Rand on libertarians - she hated libertarians

Ayn Rand:
"All kinds of people today call themselves “libertarians,” especially something calling itself the New Right, which consists of hippies, except that they’re anarchists instead of collectivists. But of course, anarchists are collectivists. Capitalism is the one system that requires absolute objective law, yet they want to combine capitalism and anarchism. That is worse than anything the New Left has proposed. It’s a mockery of philosophy and ideology. They sling slogans and try to ride on two bandwagons. They want to be hippies, but don’t want to preach collectivism, because those jobs are already taken. But anarchism is a logical outgrowth of the anti-intellectual side of collectivism. I could deal with a Marxist with a greater chance of reaching some kind of understanding, and with much greater respect. The anarchist is the scum of the intellectual world of the left, which has given them up. So the right picks up another leftist discard. That’s the Libertarian movement."

Rand founded the objectivst movement, not the libertarian movement.

Probably one person who had a much greater influence on the libertarian movement is Murray Rothbard. Here is Rothbard's take on Rand:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/mozart.html

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