Randex

Saturday 24 January 2015
G Naga Sridhar, Hindu Business Line
Positive  

Before establishing himself in the film industry, Narayana had worked as a Telugu lecturer in K G R College, Bhimavaram, and was popular with the student community for his sense of humour and inspiring teaching. He was also an avid reader and an admirer of Russian-American novelist Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Jan 2015
W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

…a lot of economic and fiscal conservatism is really social conservatism. The tea party is more animated by the Protestant work ethic than Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Neutral  

…how could he make such a glaring mistake when he was referring to Ayn Rand. I only got it right, because of the statism he tagged to her name.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Jan 2015
Tom Hayden, Times Herald (Port Huron, MI)

If we are to delete failed ideologies from our histories, why not censor the writings of Ayn Rand that Republicans carry around as a founding text?

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Negative  

As repellent as these blatant manipulations of opinion are, they’re equally fascinating as works of art. The mask-like artifice of the pilots in song, the histrionic flourishes of the historical masques, the melodramatic excesses of villains and heroes alike offer an extravagant thrill of overstoked emotion to a nearly unbearable intensity. That aesthetic is authentic and significant—all the more so in that it lives on, today, whether on talk radio or in pulpits or in the crudest advertising, political or otherwise—or in the novels of Ayn Rand.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Jan 2015
Sanjay Sanghoee, Fortune

Another black mark on a potential Romney run is Paul Ryan, Romney’s former running mate and an Ayn Rand acolyte who managed to alienate the public even more than Romney himself in 2012. If Romney was clueless about the economic realities of America, Ryan tainted him further by appearing callous and indifferent to those realities. To get back on track, Romney would have to undo the damage that Ryan and the Tea Party, not to mention himself, did to his credibility and respect amongst the electorate. That is no small task.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Jan 2015
Debbie Chachra, The Atlantic Monthly
Neutral  

As a teenager, I read Ayn Rand on how any work that needed to be done day after day was meaningless, and that only creating new things was a worthwhile endeavor. My response to this was to stop making my bed every day, to the distress of my mother. (While I admit the possibility of a misinterpretation, as I haven’t read Rand’s writing since I was so young that my mother oversaw my housekeeping, I have no plans to revisit it anytime soon.)

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Jan 2015
Elliott Turner, Soccer Gods

You don’t have to read Animal Farm or look at the Soviet Union to know “collectivism” is not always a synonym for “progress,” and if you put your faith in capitalism, you likely consider “collective” a dirty word. Ayn Rand probably had panic attacks at the term’s mere mention, and Conservatives have banned its use. While it’s ok to have a “team” take the field, there almost always has to be an “individual” figurehead steering the ship. Cruz Azul, however, shatters that mold. The Mexican club is in fact owned by a company, but a company with a unique collectivist structure. That’s awesome in theory. You don’t have to be subjected to the whims and wishes of sugar daddy owners, but instead have a stable and altruistic group running the show. Sadly, in practice, things haven’t always worked out that way.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Jan 2015
Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times
Neutral  

The chopped salad, a fairly superior 1 produced with radicchio, provolone, salami and a couple of other items, has been sculpted so completely into a cylinder that not even a stray bit of shaved onion intrudes upon its symmetry. Ayn Rand would have liked it. It is a salad in bondage, molded to its creator’s will.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Jan 2015
Ian Hanchett, Breitbart
Negative  

Maher then turned to Ted Cruz, who he said was “a real a**hole” who “oozed down from Canada,” was “the scariest Hispanic to come out of [Texas] since Javier Bardem in ‘No Country for Old Men,‘” and is “what you’d get if Ayn Rand had half a sex-change and moved to Waco.”

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Jan 2015
Arturo Garcia, Raw Story
Negative  

At least Romney had an upside, according to Maher, who couldn’t find one for Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “He’s what you’d get if Ayn Rand had half a sex change and moved to Waco,” he said.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 24 Jan 2015
Bradley Harrington, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)
Positive  

“Concern for human distress does not manifest itself ordinarily in the form of a gun aimed at the wallets and earnings of one’s neighbors.” - Ayn Rand, “The New Fascism: Rule By Consensus,” 1965

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 23 Jan 2015