Libertarian author and philosopher Ayn Rand in Manhattan in 1957. Photograph: New York Times/Getty Images

In the latest New York Times magazine Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians – roughly speaking, people who combine free-market economics wit(...)

Former US president George W Bush: as President Obama tries to escape the shadow of the Bush presidency, so too is George W trying to escape the shadow of the Bush presidency. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Do we dare to hope that the Bush administration is finally at an end? After four years of bending the constitution, the constitutional la(...)