Paul Ryan says he gives out Ayn Rand books for Christmas gifts and expects his interns read Atlas Shrugged.
"I give out Atlas Shrugged as Christmas presents, and I make all my interns read it.
Well...I try to make my interns read it."
- Weekly Standard
None of Paul Ryan's interns goes on record to confirm that they are indeed expected to read Ayn Rand's book Atlas Shrugged, though this is not the first or only time he ever says that he has people on his staff read Ayn Rand. Regardless, even if they aren't expected to read Rand the fact that Ryan suggests that they are is important. It tells people just how critical he believes Rand's ideas are, even today.