Randex

Thursday 07 August 2014
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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
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Hart Williams, 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.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Andy Cush, Gawker
Rand Paul  

…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…

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

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Geoffrey W. Melada, 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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
John Kendall Hawkins, Counterpunch

…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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Robert Draper, 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…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Joel Stein, Businessweek

“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.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Kunal Singh, News Laundry

“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.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Wednesday 06 August 2014
Rahn Forney, Lebanon Daily News (PA)

…the philosophy absent religious trappings: In John Galt’s speech in Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” Galt says, “I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014

…this deleting everything that remotely smacks of Howard Roark-esque extroversion in architecture – and one would be left with a refined and understated body of historically significant modern architecture that…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Aug 2014
Pierre Giroux, Audiophile Audition

In the novel Atlas Shrugged the writer Ayn Rand poses the following question about a mysterious character in the novel:  “Who is John Galt?” A similar question may be asked…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Aug 2014