Ryan Matthew Pierson

A Blog of Ersatz Savvy

Ayn Rand, the Russian-American writer and philosopher, has left a lasting impact on many spheres, including literature, politics, and entertainment.

Since the attacks on the morning of October 7, 2023, the news has been dominated by a long-standing debate between Palestinian and Israeli responsibility for violence in the region. Across social media, twenty-something-year-old experts in international affairs and the history of the Middle East hav...