Randex

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Sander Woertman, de Architect

…afgelopen maanden was de theatervoorstelling ‘The Fountainhead’ te zien. Regisseur Ivo van Hove maakte er samen met Toneelgroep Amsterdam een intelligente productie van die volgens sommigen het boek dat eraan ten…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Oct 2014
Santa Fe Reporter

There’s a charming moment with Carpati and her granddaughter discussing bright colors, and Smithkin relates an anecdote about her involvement with Ayn Rand (and at 93, Smithkin has more energy than most people in their 40s).

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
Jay Lehr, Heartlander (Heartland Institute)

Readers who want to see what currently passes as politically correct commentary may wish to read this book. Though Klein’s politics are skewed and her science almost entirely incorrect, she has a poetic way of expressing herself. Perhaps Klein set out to write the left’s answer to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. If so, I think she succeeded.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
Scott Ott, PJ Media

I just read Atlas Shrugged. It was my third attempt in 20 years. It took me five weeks of fierce determination. If you’ve mulled reading the book, I may be able to add precious days to your span on this mortal coil.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
David Marcus, The Federalist
Negative  

…he thinks are poisoning our country. Columbus Day, Ayn Rand, and dressing in ethic costumes all fall under the edge of his prattle axe. But what is striking are not the objects of his scorn. They are the…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
Selwyn Duke, The New American
Positive  

…have nothing to hide!” Why? Perhaps because, as Ayn Rand noted, “The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
Troy Hencely, Geek Smash

In “Strangers,” we see that Rick has really gotten to be darker and more self-preserving, almost to an Ayn Rand point of view, and from me that is NOT A COMPLIMENT.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Oct 2014
Thad Eckard, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

“Move to Amend represents to me a means for beginning the process of overturning the ‘Corporatocracy’ and inverted totalitarianism that has emerged out of pushes by the economists Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, and by libertarian novelist Ayn Rand,” said Kernel Green, co-chair of the board for the Buncombe County branch.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Oct 2014
Florian Biermann, The FINANCIAL
Capitalism   Mixed  

In the works of libertarians like Ayn Rand and David Friedman, one can find a deep-rooted conviction that the outcomes of markets are not only efficient but also morally desirable. This contention is not as preposterous as one might think.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
Lydia Lee, Contract Magazine

…among the sources of inspiration was keynote speaker Emily Grandstaff-Rice, an associate at Cambridge Seven Associates and the current president of the Boston Society of Architects. “Use your own voice to talk about why architecture matters,” she said. “We don’t have to go through Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry or Howard Roark [the fictional architect in The Fountainhead]. We change people’s lives.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
Jeff Deist, Mises Daily (Ludwig von Mises Institute)

DG: Oh yes, well I knew Joey very well. She was very protective of Murray. They had met when they were both at Columbia. She was very, very smart, very well read. She knew American history very well.

JD: And of course, she was protective of him and then he ultimately found himself in hot water with the Ayn Rand circle over the fact that Joey was not rational enough for them in the sense that she was religious.

DG: Oh yes, yes. I remember she told me that one of the things they wanted her to do, they didn’t want him to divorce her right away because she was religious, but they wanted her to listen to their stuff and they thought if she did, then she would convert to their views.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
Monday 20 October 2014
James Fallows, The Atlantic Monthly
Negative  

Like many teenaged boys, I read Ayn Rand.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Oct 2014