The three major spokesmen for Ayn Rand’s Philosophy, Objectivism went full-on blind when Donald Trump appeared last year. They still haven’t regained their sight as they continue to oppose President Trump.
Named by Ayn Rand herself as her intellectual heir in a fit of pique after she was rejected by her younger lover Nathaniel Brandon, Peikoff sort of went into an intellectual cave and passed the judgment of Donald Trump to Yaron Brook, ex-Mossad.
Brook currently serves as the president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, a non-profit organization in Irvine, California that promotes the novels of Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism.
Yaron Brook was born and raised in Israel (by parents who were Jewish socialists from South Africa). A friend lent him a copy of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged when he was sixteen, leading to his embrace of Objectivism. He served as a First Sergeant in Israeli military intelligence (1979–1982) and earned a BSc in Civil Engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa (1986). In 1987, he moved to the United States, where he received his MBA and PhD in finance (1989, 1994) from the University of Texas at Austin.
Brook claims the West isn’t at war with terrorism, but the ideology of Islamic totalitarianism. He repeatedly says that just like in World War II, America wasn’t at war against Japanese Kamikaze pilots or German tanks, but the ideas of Nazism and Japanese Imperialism.
Yaron however gets Trump wrong: “He has crazy views on many issues. Particularly on immigration, on illegal immigrants, I think his views are nutty. … His stuff on trade is nutty. He’s not a free-trader. Indeed Donald Trump is not a capitalist. He doesn’t believe in freedom, he doesn’t believe in capitalism. Donald Trump is a statist. … He’s somebody who’s made his wealth by using eminent domain. He’s made his wealth often by playing the legal system to his advantage in ways that are borderline immoral if maybe illegal. He is a bombastic, crude human being who should not be president of the United States.. . .ultimately Americans will reject him.”. . . How wrong was/is Brook? HERE.
DAVID KELLY born June 23, 1949 in Shaker Heights, Ohio is an American philosopher, author, and advocate of Objectivism, though his position that Objectivism can be revised and influenced by other schools of thought has prompted disagreements with other Objectivists. He is also founder and senior fellow of The Atlas Society.