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Sunday 30 November 2014
Basingstoke Gazette (UK)

Individualistic and idealistic architect Howard Roark is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however within a few years Cameron drinks himself to death, warning Roark that the same fate awaits unless he compromises his ideals. Roark is determined to retain his artistic integrity at all costs.

Preceded by special introduction from Stephen Quinlan, director of Denton Corker Marshall, architects of RIBA South West Award winning and Australian Institute of Architecture International Award winning Stonehenge Exhibition & Visitor Centre.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 01 Dec 2014
Armando, Daily Kos

…sports bettors are being served poorly because the benefits of government regulation have been denied to them (benefits like certainty of payment, government oversight of practices, etc.) Of course, John Galt just wants the government out, but sane people who gamble on sports will welcome the government oversight role.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Nov 2014
Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times

Paul, of course, came nowhere close to winning the GOP presidential nomination, due in no small part to his provocative neo-isolationism. He did, though, build a national following of like-minded Ayn Rand acolytes who shared his fiercely anti-Washington, small-government, keep-your-mitts-off-me-and-my-property philosophy. Dennis, 51, was one of them.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Nov 2014
Scott Helman, The Boston Globe
Neutral  

Bagwell was an outsider again. He adapted, but it was all pretty confusing. Was he a streetwise city kid, or was that just role-play? Should he be reading Ayn Rand or Richard Wright? Dating white girls was tricky. He forged a complex identity.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Nov 2014
Saturday 29 November 2014
Adarsh Matham, New Indian Express (Chennai)

To understand Uber is to look at the world through the eyes of a teenager who has just discovered Ayn Rand. The CEO of the company Travis Kalanick is a self-confessed fan of the psychopathic ideas of Ayn Rand and tries to run his company according to those principles which basically involves doing literally anything if it makes you more money. Morals, ethics and lives be damned.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Nov 2014
Subhamoy Bhatta, Assamtimes.org
Mixed  

Bharat Baro, President, ABSU, Betbari, said, “The forest is of utmost importance for the well-being of the planet. Russian-American novelist Ayn Rand had said that the difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.“ He added that humans will have to adjust and change for the well-being of Mother Earth and such awareness programmes help in changing the mindset of the forest dependent villagers.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Nov 2014
Friday 28 November 2014
Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit

…I’ve been reading Nathan Lowell’s Solar Clipper books — here’s the first one — and they’re kind of unusual because, by the standard of science fiction not much happens. No alien attacks, no space pirates, just running a ship and trading. But they’re still interesting and good! And while Lowell’s style isn’t much like Ayn Rand’s — more like a Heinlein junior — this passage from Captain’s Share is pretty pro-commerce

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Nov 2014
Jamal Saad, Palestine Chronicle
Positive  

Whenever you think that you are facing contradictions, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. So Ayn Rand said.
Recently, segments of the Palestinian people—mainly across the West Bank—held public rallies celebrating, or commemorating, “Independence Day”. For me and many other Palestinians the contradiction was too enormous to bear and too obvious to ignore.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Nov 2014
Shyamal Majumdar, Business Standard (India)

…In recent times, he has directed a play based on Ayn Rand’s Night of January The 16th, a courtroom drama in which the audience is part of the cast and plays the role of the jury. “As a theatre artist…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Nov 2014
Ejaz Hamid, Kashmir Reader

Ayn Rand’s debut novel, We the Living, set in post-revolution Russia, is the story of a spirited bourgeois woman, Kira Argounova, caught between two men representing opposing ideologies…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Nov 2014
Siobhan Lyons, Moyers & Company
Neutral  

One online store sells portable and desktop typewriters modeled after the famous ones used by renowned writers from Faulkner to Pynchon: Kerouac’s Underwood portable Hemingway’s Corona No. 3 and his Royal Quiet Deluxe Portable Ayn Rand’s Remington …

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Nov 2014
Nickky Faustine De Guzman, Manila Bulletin

With the goal of a national shared reading activity inspired by the late senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and his love affair with the written word, Quezon City third district representative Jorge Banal authored the Araw ng Pag(b)asa act, which aims to celebrate the National Reading Month every November and the National Reading Day every Nov. 27. … Banal is a voracious reader and likes Malcolm Gladwell books, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, and Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons, among others.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Nov 2014