"Today's left doesn't have anything positive to
offer to young people," says Yaron Brook, director of the Ayn
Rand Institute. "When they were socialists, there was at least
something they were fighting for, and they believed in a right and
a wrong. Today's leftist agenda is negative and nihilistic - focused
on stopping industrialisation, capitalism and even Western civilisation.
But young people want positive values. That's why religion is so
strong today, because many view it as the only thing that promises
a brighter future.
"Ayn Rand is the only voice that offers a secular absolutist
morality with a positive vision and agenda, for individuals and
for society as a whole."
The quote above is taken from an article in today's Independent,
on Ayn Rand's influence on political thinking in the US, looking
for answers why so many of the electorate vote against their interests.
Is the left too fragmented and riven with infighting?