New York Times
…the F.B.I.’s initial assumption. The bureau not only burglarized the offices of the Los Angeles Communist Party, during World War II and afterward, but also received reports from confidential informants (Ayn Rand apparently among them) who monitored movies for possible propaganda.
Gulf News (Dubai)
…from the world around him; rather, like some Ayn Rand individualist hero, he picks the world up and erects it as a monument of meaning to his own son. If this all…
Los Angeles Times
“It sounds so geeky, but the question is sort of, ‘What is the self anyway?’ Is there a history of the way we conceive of the self?” He realized the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Modernism and the Cold War — with its rugged individualist heroes from Ayn Rand’s protagonists to the Marlboro Man — had led Westerners to overemphasize the lone genius.
…They had cultivated cheering ideologues from Ayn Rand enthusiasts to Wall Street Journal editorial writers and readers to the neoclassical economics establishment that excluded all other approaches…
…It used to be whatever would please 15-year-old Ayn Rand readers was his position. Now it’s whatever will please basically the mainstream media is his new position. But I wish he’d just, you know…
New York Magazine
…and the Koch brothers; a huge spike in sales of Ayn Rand novels; and a flowering of bluntly anti-statist policy and rhetoric. The force of this moment has already receded, as most Republicans have…
Wall Street Journal - Speakeasy
…philosophy best sellers list Thursday, outselling Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” at one point. There has been plenty discussion of weird fiction recently as “True Detective” ruled TV and social media as…
…acting opposite of Zac Efron in The Lucky One and Atlas Shrugged: Part I. As for Holmes, the actress said she would be open to a cameo on the show. Schilling even has a possible role idea: the sister of love…
TAP into Sparta
…and a special advance screening of the film, Atlas Shrugged Part 3, which opens in theatres in September. Ron Paul presented the final speech of the event. Hardy is president of the YAL chapter on the…
The Moderate Voice
Libertarian’s just another word for no brain cells left to lose. Libertarianism is based on a fundamental misperception about the nature of human nature and society, and we come back to the frustration I had when I was in college: I wanted to really deconstruct the whole Ayn Rand “philosophy” but the philosophy profs were too busy sneering at it to worry about it as influential or NEEDING refutation.
Her two best known protagonists, Howard Roark and John Galt, are terrorists. Roark blows up entire blocks of housing with dynamity, Galt engages in a massive conspiracy to do nothing less than take down the machinery of Western Civilization itself: to bring the nation to a crashing halt, no matter how much misery, starvation, illness, death by hypothermia or heat stroke take place.
Because they were “mean” to him supergeniusness.
…of the Dog. Barry Goldwater is, uh, the Stones? Ayn Rand is the Velvet Underground, obviously: incessantly talked about by die-hards; never ran for public office, but seemingly everyone who ever read…
Deadline New York
…and the TV movies Fatherland and The Passion Of Ayn Rand. Killing Jesus is from the same team behind the Emmy-nominated Killing Kennedy, including executive producers O’Reilly, Ridley Scott, David…