"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers
Ayn Rand's followers call themselves objectivists. That someone who declared that all of history is a conflict between the individual and the collective would have followers who organize themselves into a group with a self identifying name is rather ironic, although the irony is lost upon them. I have had many run ins with objectivists. I cannot say there is no such thing as a good objectivist. I can only say I have never met one.