Read Now: “How Much Ayn Rand Is There in Trump’s ‘America First’ Foreign Policy?”
Yesterday, The American Spectator published Elan Journo’s reply to Arnold Steinberg’s contention that Donald Trump’s “America first” foreign policy is “an unintended reincarnation of Ayn Rand.” Journo:
Rand’s ideas may well have influenced Trump in some indirect way (the cultural impact of her philosophy is far-reaching). And I would welcome signs of such influence, having written two books that advocate for aligning our nation’s foreign policy with Rand’s morality of rational egoism. But when we look past Trump’s rhetoric, how committed is he to the principle of putting the self-interest of Americans first?
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