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Ayn Rand’s libertarian world

Ayn Rand’s books have been popular for decades. When I was young, I read three of them: “Atlas Shrugged,” “Fountainhead” and “Anthem,” which I liked because of the innocence and independent spirit of the protagonists. But as I matured, I realized that Rand’s work promotes the idea that the individual is the center of the universe, appealing to the self-centered adolescent mentality. I knew I was not the center of the universe. I am part of a family, a community, a nation. Later, I learned that Rand hated all religions, including Christianity, and she was vehemently opposed to any notions …

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