Like Newt Gingrich? You’ll Love Paul Ryan.

Love Newt Gingrich? You'll Love Paul Ryan.

Who is Paul Ryan? He spent a few months at the Tea Party’s alleged “Think Tank” and read a cult novel and a few faddish books as an impressionable undergrad. These days that’s enough to make him a Republican Intellectual, the GOP’s Idea Man, the party’s Intellectual Leader.

So basically Paul Ryan is a Big Ideas Guy, Newt Gingrich with fewer chins.


“Romney’s Choice,” Elizabeth Drew, New York Review of Books blog

“What did Ayn Rand teach Paul Ryan about monetary policy?” Brad Plumer, Washington Post blog

“Atlas Spurned,” Jennifer Burns, Washington Post Op-Ed

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Action Philosophers: Ayn Rand! Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey (Evil Twin)


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2 Responses to “Like Newt Gingrich? You’ll Love Paul Ryan.”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “This is one of the most fascinating paradoxes of contemporary conservatism. They are profoundly suspicious of intellectuals, and yet remain desperate to produce an ‘intellectual’ of their own to validate their discredited superstitions.”

    — “Paul Ryan’s Epic Drum Solo,” Jeffrey Sconce, Ludic Despair

    (A long exhausting read, but awesome. Note to oldtimers and young whippersnappers: “Rush” cited therein is not Limbaugh but an Arena Rock band; it’s drummer/lyricist Neil Peart is #2 on Blender magazine’s list of Rock’s Worst Lyricists.)

  2. Ron Paul Rumble at Republican Convention « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] Delegates pledged to Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul rode their blimp through Tampa’s storm-scoured skies only to be dissed by GOP Convention rule-making manipulations. Congressman Paul was barred from speaking at the convention just because he doesn’t back the party’s billionaire-anointed candidate, financier Mitt Romney. Oh, and also because he sounds like a crazy old coot, even compared to delusional loons like Rick Santorum and Paul Ryan. […]

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