In post #32, Ross asked:
Millions of mystics & statists become apostates. How many Objectivists do?
That’s an interesting question. Over the years I've seen or heard of several who were active in Objectivism, but who left saying that they no longer agreed with Objectivism.
A recent example I stumbled upon the other day is Amy Hayden. She was an active Objectivist in the Chicago area and gave a talk at one of the TOC Summer Seminars. She posted for a while on OWL a couple of years ago, describing how she was taking courses from Stanley Fish, and that she couldn’t find anything to disagree with in what he said.
In an article she wrote recently for The Chicago Flame, the student newspaper for UI Chicago, she describes how she made “My Journey from the Right to the Left”. In it she makes the following statement: “… over the past two years I've realized that all the things I liked about Objectivism are found in Marxism: personal dignity, authenticity, a contextual approach to the world, dialecticalism, true freedom.” [Emphasis mine.]