The praise GOP and other conservative leaders have for Ayn Rand: • Paul Ryan says Ayn Rand is the reason he entered politics and he requires all staff and interns to read her books. Says Ryan: “Ayn Rand more than anyone else did a fantastic job of explaining the morality of capitalism, the morality of individualism.” • Clarence Thomas requires his law clerks to watch The Fountainhead, and has sa…id “I tend really to be partial to Ayn Rand.” • Sen. Ron Johnson, Ryan’s GOP colleague from Wisconsin, calls Atlas Shrugged his “foundational book.” • Rush Limbaugh calls Ayn Rand “the brilliant writer and novelist.” • Fox News repeatedly promoted the recently released movie version of Atlas Shrugged, airing the trailer on several shows and interviewing cast members. Read more: