This post is due completely to my insomnia. I was reading a post over at Think Progress about the president of the Ayn Rand Institute, and as I scrolled down the page I saw a video clip with Rand herself. Before I played the clip on Think Progress, I decided to see what I could find on YouTube. Naturally, I found a three part interview that Mike Wallace conducted with Rand in 1959. Since I hadn't read Atlas Shrugged since high school, I thought it best to listen to all three parts of the interview. I have to admit that it was enlightening, and flashes of what I read started coming back to me. Mind you, it wasn't enlightening in the sense that I agree with Objectivism. I just found it really helpful in understanding, in particular, where Rep. Paul Ryan is coming from, to a degree. Enjoy the interview.