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Monday 20 October 2014
Negative  

After I wrote a piece calling self-published authors who defend Amazon “no better than Ayn Rand libertarians,” I received a flood of social media high-fives from those within publishing, their frustration with the giant palpable. I also received fierce blowback from the self-published community.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Oct 2014
Teddy Jamieson, The Herald (Glasgow)

…Supercrash does much more than this. It’s also a biography of the writer Ayn Rand, a history of her theory of objectivism and how it fed into political thinking in America (via the likes of Alan Greenspan, one of Rand’s followers who would go on to become the chairman of the Federal Reserve) and the disastrous consequences that resulted. It also looks at the psychology of politics, the current UK coalition government’s welfare policies, UKIP and how capitalism is currently eroding the very concept of democracy.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Oct 2014
Kim Reynolds, Motor Trend

…its one-year temporary residency here formally ended a few months ago, but I made a plea that we keep it longer because, unlike other cars, its frequently updated software makes the whole experience an ever-changing proposition. And I really like driving it, too. Hey, Ayn Rand said selfishness is a virtue. I’ve sunk to a new low, haven’t I?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Oct 2014
Earl O. Christianson, Journal Times

Congressman Paul Ryan, in his book, “The Way Forward,” apologetically modified his former, Ayn Rand-inspired, every-man-for-himself political philosophy. A philosophy Rand identified in her 1957 novel, “Atlas Shrugged,” denouncing government policy that allowed “…poor people to leech off the hard-earned wealth of the rich…parasites, looters and moochers.”

Today, at age 44, Ryan orally admits adoring Rand’s novels “when he was young” but now rejects her philosophy. However, he publicly lauded Rand and her novel at ages 29, 33, 35 and 39.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Oct 2014
Sunday 19 October 2014
Norman Chad, Charleston Gazette (WV)
  1. There’s not a chance in Hell that Ayn Rand finishes writing “Atlas Shrugged” if she subscribed to the NFL RedZone Channel.
Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Oct 2014
Donald Clarke, The Irish Times (Dublin)
Atheism   Negative  

Some gamers set up a hashtag to gather thoughts about supposed corruption in the gaming media. Other people noted that #gamergate seems to attract a lot of people with worrying views concerning the bullying of female games professionals, supposed “bigotry” against game players and the perceived evils of feminism. There is an extraordinary whiff of Ayn Rand about the GamerGate tag. Yes, this is a bad thing.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Oct 2014
Norman Chad, Washington Post

…to mind. 16. There’s not a chance in hell that Ayn Rand finishes writing “Atlas Shrugged” if she subscribed to the NFL RedZone Channel. 17. Mike Francesa sometimes dozes off during his radio show…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Oct 2014
Walter Isaacson, Daily Beast
Positive  

…Wales took a job as a research director for a Chicago financial trading firm. But it did not fully engage him. His scholarly attitude was combined with a love for the Internet that had been honed by playing Multi-User Dungeons fantasies, which were essentially crowdsourced games. He founded and moderated an Internet mailing list discussion on Ayn Rand, the Russian-born American writer who espoused an objectivist and libertarian philosophy. He was very open about who could join the discussion forum, frowned on rants and the personal attack known as flaming, and managed comportment with a gentle hand. “I have chosen a ‘middle-ground’ method of moderation, a sort of behind-the-scenes prodding,” he wrote in a posting.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Oct 2014
Rich Goldstein, Daily Beast
Positive  

Audiences loved the brash, Ayn Randian hero and box office receipts for the next two installments in the series grew exponentially…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Oct 2014
Saturday 18 October 2014
Cindy Huang, Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA)

Clarke said Mr. O'Bryan pushed her to read books that sharpened her critical thinking skills, such as “The Fountainhead,” “Fahrenheit 451” and “Death of a Salesman.” “Many people had him as a mentor, and somehow, he made it seem like you were the only…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Oct 2014
Meredith Brody, Indie Wire - Thompson on Hollywood
Neutral  

…it’s a complicated presentation of “depth-defying” shorts, including snippets of George Melies and Harold Lloyd, as well as adorable shorts by the presenter, a 3-D enthusiast named Robert Bloomberg, witty music videos featuring OK Go, “The Longest Daycare,” Maggie Simpson vs. the Ayn Rand School for Tots…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Oct 2014
Cumbria Live (UK)

We are delighted to be launching Darryl’s new book Supercrash; How to Hijack the Global Economy which takes us to the heart of free world politics and the financial crisis through a fascinating portrait of the charismatic novelist Ayn Rand.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Oct 2014