[ExI] Attacking Rand
stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 14:33:47 UTC 2009
2009/6/9 Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com>:
> Hard to say what Rand would have condoned or argue that because she would have condoned something that that means the "appropriate use" of her works is as toilet paper.
> That said, I believe she would have, sadly, agreed with "American exceptionalism." Even so, I'm not sure how she'd have applied her view of that today. For instance, she believed the US should have never gotten into Vietman -- and wrote so in the late 1960s.*
>> After all, couldn't a few of them also be read as an
>> effort to enforce mediocrity on unwilling countries with the
>> assistance of a conformist world? :-)
> Perhaps. I also don't see why some of Chomsky's foreign policy insights can't be combined with Rand's. Maybe not in Jeff Davis's mind, but many libertarians** seem to have no problem accepting insights from both thinkers.
At least some libertarians, as opposed to many conventional
conservatives, think that invading other countries is a bad thing.
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