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04/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stephen Colbert Loves Ayn Rand (VIDEO)

In last night's episode of "The Word" Stephen Colbert praised Ayn Rand for her novel "Atlas Shrugged," a favorite of conservative commentators that blames government spending on social programs for the downfall of the country. Sales of the book have been on the rise since Obama came into office, proving that "things have gotten so desperate, Americans are actually reading."

Colbert has wholeheartedly accepted Rand's philosophy and wants to live on an island with the CEOs, hedge fund managers, House Republicans and TV pundits.

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