The magazine Quillette has gained prominence as a home for “free thought” and bills itself as relying “on reason, science, and humanism as our guiding values.” How has the magazine approached the 20th century’s leading philosophic advocate of reason, Ayn Rand? Recently, it ran a piece about Rand that flouts its own guiding values and reveals a dismaying anti-intellectualism. Elan Journo, Keith Lockitch and Robert Mayhew analyze the philosophic significance of Quillette’s coverage of Rand. Recorded Dec. 16, 2021.

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