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Thursday 14 August 2014
Scott Holleran, Scott Holleran

…state to submit to their assigned vocations ala Anthem by Ayn Rand, as Big Mother (Streep) coos like it’s a guitar mass with kumbaya that “today we honor differences” and really means that We the Ordained…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Dylan Kilby, Music OMH

…in-the-face toward, traditions. To paraphrase The Fountainhead, Shabazz Palaces stand at the end of no tradition, but they may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Bill Tieleman, iPolitics

…libertarian, not a social democrat. “My mentor is Ayn Rand,” he told The Georgia Straight in 2007.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic Monthly

The danger libertarians pose to America is like the danger that sharks pose to humans: wildly exaggerated by a media that reports on extreme events as if they’re typical and reacts to Atlas Shrugged in the same way shark-phobics reacted to Jaws. Such is the context for the overheated responses when libertarian ideas are treated seriously…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Tyler Coates, Decider

Dirty Dancing. No one should talk politics on a third date, so feel fine about making a move somewhere between the opening credits (The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” is such a jam) and when the movie turns into a sly discussion of Objectivism and abortion rights.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Ben Domenech, The Federalist
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Chait’s apparent belief is that there has not been an increase in libertarian-leanings among youngsters, and that this is all a mirage furthered by the dastardly folks at the Reason Foundation and Ayn Rand lovers everywhere. For anyone paying attention to what young voters are saying, you may be excused to roll your eyes for a minute or two. I’ll wait.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014
Kira Peikoff, BookTrib

When I was 7 years old, my father had a heart attack. Not one that killed him, thank God. He was rushed to the hospital in time for doctors to clear his blocked artery. No one was all that surprised. My dad had smoked three packs a day for 30 years—that’s over 650,000 cigarettes—before quitting.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014
Tommy Smart, mxdwn.com

…midterm elections seven weeks away, a trailer for Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? not coincidentally debuted this Monday. This preview features a steamy romance between its female lead, Dagny Taggert (Laura…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014

Atlas Shrugged, Part III: Who is John Galt? (Sept. 12) What it’s about: At long last, the third installment of the Atlas Shrugged trilogy hits theaters. This time, we actually meet John Galt

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014
Peter McGuire, Louise Holden, The Irish Times (Dublin)

Maybe you’ll drink too much or take the wrong drugs; break up with the right person in order to go out with the wrong person; fail an exam or two; deeply regret both your brief flirtation with the individualist philosophies of Ayn Rand and that time you said that North Korea is a socialist state with fine ideals.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014
Mallory Ortberg, The Toast

…Previously: Ayn Rand’s The Breakfast Club. INFERIOR MAN: Hey. ANDREA: Happy birthday. Nate, I’m so sorry. I kept trying to leave, but there was a lot going on. And…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014
Elisabeth Donnelly, Flavorwire

I believe, very much, that we will keep reading, and “the cloud” will just be an addition to our book collections, but do we really want a publishing industry based on some Ayn Randian ethos? Because that idea truly feels like a dystopian future.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014