Ayn Rand: She's hot. She's sexy. She's dead. But if she wasn't, she'd be 105 years old today! Over a century after Alisa Rosenbaum was born in St. Petersburg, she's bigger than ever.
A Twitter meme today suggests celebrating her birthday by "kicking a homeless person in her honor." But that's totally unfair to Rand, since even the people who only read the dirty bits in The Fountainhead know, Rand would prefer that we celebrate by kicking the person who most perfectly embodies Objectivist values:
For a more G-rated option (well, PG-13 anyway) why not enjoy a sampling from Reason's Rand archive in her honor?:
"The Ayn and Only: Cult-empress or great thinker?" by Katherine Mangu-Ward
"Will Everyone Please Stop Freaking Out Over Ayn Rand?!?" by Peter Bagge
"What's Wrong With Ayn Rand: The goddess of reason wasn't so reasonable" by Shikha Dalmia
Watch "Rand-O-Rama: The Long Shelf Life of Ayn Rand's Legacy" below:
Go here to Reason.tv's entire series "Radicals for Capitalism: Celebrating the Legacy of Ayn Rand."