Rand is a Young Adult level of thinker, and merely spreading the middle class ashkenazi separatist group strategy, rather than the militialism that made the excellences of the west – but for most young men (and some women) she provides a literary and non-technical method of opening the door to philosophical thought via an incentive that is important and intuitive to young aspirants. She’s a high school teacher. But she’s a damned good high school teacher.