“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” – John Rogers

Kung Fu Monkey – Ephemera, blog post, March 19, 2009

I try to stay away from knee-jerk liberalism, but I read an interesting article about Rand’s impact on influential political conservatives, and so this quote resonated with me. I think this article from The Guardian was the one I read.