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With regard to the previous post, indefatigable commenter NDM has this to say:

John Galt's The Member and The Radical, available in a handy combined edition from Canongate, are also interesting on this topic.

Talking of Galt, I was once driving along one of America's more boring interstates when I saw a bumper sticker with "Ask me, who is John Galt?" I'm thinking why does this car have a bumper sticker about a long-dead and not overly fashionable Scottish novelist. At that time I didn't know about the ever-fashionable Ayn Rand cult.

Readers are invited to supply further examples of bumper-sticker confusion.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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