HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” asks the question that’s probably on your mind whenever businessman Mark Cuban or any other number of blowhards use writer Ayn Rand’s work to justify extreme selfishness: “How is she still a thing?”

In a pricelessly sardonic segment, a narrator points out the inherent contradictions in the “Fountainhead” author being held up by the likes of Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and of course, her namesake Rand Paul, as a conservative hero, not the least of which is her fervent defense of abortion rights and her equally ardent distaste for President Ronald Reagan.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata


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