This quote is supposed to confirm Thatcher as an anti-social radical individualist of the ayn rand distemper.
And chances are that if you wanted to do well in that final, citing ayn rand wasn't the best strategy.
This language has migrated from ayn rand style libertarianism into mainstream conservatism.
In his ayn rand fantasy world, “freedom” trumps everything, including civilization, nation, patriotism, industry, and culture.
No one who got into politics because of some arrested-development reaction to reading ayn rand is pro-government.
Junk the ayn rand rhetoric about moochers and takers and spare a compassionate word for the unemployed.
Around the same time, the not-so-fresh-faced ayn rand was asked to provide producer Hal Wallis with a few ideas on the subject.