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Nyronus
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Why do Objectivists seem to hate Libertarians? What, exactly, is wrong with them? I remember vaguely a quote from research I did on Rand for a school project referring to them as the "Hippies of the Right," and then attacking them for being involved with anarchist. I also remember reading something else by her claiming that they were plagiarists. I'm not sure if these two attacks really apply any more. Particularly the latter attack. Most libertarians I know often cite Ayn Rand as a huge influence upon themselves personally and on their chosen party, although they often also claim they believe in "some" altruism (Although I think this may be because of a misunderstanding on the way Rand uses the phrase "altruism").

Are there any other reasons to bash libertarians as often as I see it happen?

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