True, but can't you make that argument about any ideology? I am sure in Stalinist Russia there were probably apologists that blamed actions of the Commissars on bad parenting as well.<quoted text>
Not spam, just an article about bad parenting. I have no doubt that many parents take their poorly understood belied system to unpleasant extremes on their children. For example, Joan Crawford, The Branch Davidians and the parents on 'Toddlers and Tiaras'.
Perspective is important, true. However People Magazine isnt being cited as a a prime influence by certain vocal proponents of a major political party.<quoted text>That being said, I'm pretty sure a lot more children have had their childhoods irreparably damaged by People magazine than by the collected works of Ayn Rand.
ďI grew up reading Ayn Rand, and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are. Itís inspired me so much that itís required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff.Ē
-- U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, in a 2005 speech