What Liberals Don Most often, here at USMB and on the internet in general, leftist confuse Ayn Rand the woman with the philosophy of Objectivism or the ideals of her fictional characters. They forget, or pretend too, that one may be pro-Socrates and anti-suicide. One may pick and choose ideas and arguments for the pre-insane Nietzsche without making the false assumption that German philosophy necessarily leads to Nazism. Indeed, one may even support many aspects of President Clinton while still despising Clinton the woman abusing letch. It is a great mistake to dismiss out of hand, arguably the greatest philosopher of the 20th century. Especially when the Left is such dire need of modern intellectuals on their own side. Probably the best thing the Left could do for itself these days would be to pick up a copy of Philosophy: Who Needs It or Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal and attempt to dispute it. Good luck with that.