A profile on the legacy of Ayn Rand, and her influence on the modern economic right.

I find this part kind of amusing:

Sex and romance loomed unusually large in Rand’s worldview. Objectivism taught that intellectual parity is the sole legitimate basis for romantic or sexual attraction. Coincidentally enough, this doctrine cleared the way for Rand–a woman possessed of looks that could be charitably described as unusual, along with abysmal personal hygiene and grooming habits–to seduce young men in her orbit.

The amusement (“amusement”) here is for the fact this is a pretty neat gender role-reversal, and also highlights how intellectually vacuous and ethically facile un-deconstructed gender role-reversals are (think any piece of media with “tough women” who “act like men”).