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…
Washington Jewish Week
…I heard Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand institute, speak at the University of Pennsylvania. I recall asking this Israeli-American intellectual how Rand, a passionate devotee of, and…
…will be met with annihilating force’. Oh well, Atlas shrugged. But this time the cynicism and suppression of dissent has taken on new dimensions. While Overland literary journal online published without…
New York Times Magazine
… libertarian consistency on even these social issues is in the eye of the beholder. In 1968 Ayn Rand flatly declared: “An embryo has no rights… . Abortion is a moral right.” Twenty years later, however, the Libertarian Party proffered as its presidential candidate Ron Paul…
“My dad would always tell me the world doesn’t like change,” says Ringlemann. “It likes to say no. It’s not trying to be evil. It just doesn’t know better. It’s your job as an entrepreneur to fight against that. They’ll be glad you did later. But don’t expect them to thank you for it. Business is an incredible source for good. It’s probably the best source for good.” In Silicon Valley, even hippies sound like Ayn Rand.
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me”, these words of the illustrious novelist Ayn Rand has perhaps best described the fate of the Women’s Reservation Bill in all its avatars.