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Sunday, February 06, 2005
  The New Right
John Lewis has a new article at Capitalism Magazine that sums up many of my rants and ravings over the last 7 months regarding conservatives.

Interestingly enough, I just came across a quote from Ayn Rand, which shows her prescience on this issue. It is an excerpt from a letter to (former) Senator Barry Goldwater, from 1960!
When a political movement lacks a firm, consistent set of principles, it can be taken over by any minority that knows what it wants. In the nineteen-thirties, the Liberals were thus overtaken by the Communists. According, I believe, to the FBI, two percent of the membership was sufficient to turn a Liberal organization into a Communist front. In any group of men, those who formulate basic principles will direct those who don't, and will determine the practical policy of the group. I am convinced that what the Communists did to the Liberals, the professional religionists are now attempting to do to the Conservatives.

--Letters of Ayn Rand, pg. 571
 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 11:35 AM


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