Randex

Thursday 07 August 2014
Bob Heritsch, Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)

…Johnson openly expresses admiration for Ayn Rand, whose philosophy is that government is inherently corrupt and, unless one is a business owner or employed by one (a maker), one probably is…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Serene Dominic, Arizona Republic (Phoenix)

…In fact this could almost be Rush if a radical Ayn Rand lyrical adjustment and some Witchiepoo vocals were somehow involved.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Zosia Bielski, Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Q: You argue that empathy doesn’t exist at brunch, that otherwise liberal-minded people become “monstrous amalgams of Ayn Rand and Margaret Thatcher.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Tom Hawking, Flavorwire

…Ajita Kesakambalin, a sort of subcontinental proto-Ayn Rand who was also a contemporary of the Buddha — the idea was called natthikavāda, and the Buddha went out of his way to reject it.) I’ve not read…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
J. Hoberman, 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.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
Julius Purcell, 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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
Scott Timberg, 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.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
Richard D Wolff, Truthout

…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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 08 Aug 2014
RealClearPolitics

…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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Aug 2014
Jonathan Chait, 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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Michael Calia, 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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014

…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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014