A Is Not A, It Seems | Or maybe not.
Paul Ryan is trying to repudiate Ayn Rand, who was his main inspiration for getting into politics.
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.