Randex

Saturday 25 October 2014
Belfast Telegraph

High ideals and love on the rocks (quite literally, as our hero works in a quarry) are the order of the day in a film shamelessly “towering to new dramatic heights” in Vidor’s melodramatic adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel about principled artist Howard Roark, who refuses to compromise his integrity designing antiquated architecture, preferring instead to break his back in obscurity than conform to the norm.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Gracy Olmstead, The American Conservative - Gracy Olmstead
Positive  

Others whose work I haven’t yet read in depth, but who are at the top of my list:

Virginia Woolf
Maya Angelou
Simone de Beauvoir
Emily Dickinson
Edith Wharton
Alice Walker
S.E. Hinton
Ayn Rand

Let me know if there are other women authors who have been significant to you…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Oct 2014
Andrew Wellner, Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman (Wasilla, AK)

“I believe in the philosophy of Objectivism and Ayn Rand and free enterprise capitalism and I operate from a premise that reason is the only absolute,” Salmon said. “I operate from that premise of reality. I’m not interested in wishes and dreams…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Friday 24 October 2014
The Irish Times (Dublin)
Neutral  

Arguments in the 19th and early 20th Century against extending votes to non-property owners were largely based on the fear that doing so would empower classes of people who could not be trusted to wield such power responsibly. Without a real stake – ie property – the enfranchised poor would inevitably use their majority to wage class war on the rich, expropriating their wealth. Alexis de Tocqueville warned of the “tyranny of the majority”. Ayn Rand too, in more recent times. Not surprisingly then, socialists were to the fore in the struggle for the extension of the vote, and conservatives came late to support it.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Mike Opelka, TheBlaze

Borowski took aim Thursday at the “Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism” video that swept the Internet this week, posting a parody with some facts debunking the original.

Clad in her own princess attire and holding up a copy of Ayn Rand’s “Capitalism,” Borowski declared: ”Screw your victimization, I’d rather read this book.”

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Kevin Boyd, Independent Journal Review

Borowski, in a profanity-free video, disputed several of the original video’s claims. And instead of hawking T-shirts, she closed by holding up a copy of Ayn Rand’s Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Mark Leiren-Young, Vancouver Sun
Negative  

After releasing a movie that explores Emery’s Ayn Rand inspired ethics and self-aggrandizing tendencies, Larry may not be on MARC’s Christmas card list, but as of Monday night the two were still Facebook friends.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Julie Chadwick, Nanaimo Daily News (BC)
Positive  

The film traces Emery’s early “conversion moment” after reading Ayn Rand as a teen, and his subsequent anti-government activism from opposing the Pan-Am games to fighting censorship…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014

“The thing is that every story has already been told,“ Kayden said to me. "There are only so many archetypes—everything kicks back to another previously told story.” She rattled off a few narratives she’d like to bring in, including a porn rendition of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. Adapting a classic wouldn’t be simple, though…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Steve Rowe, Stratford Star (CT)

Let’s get rid of the career politicians like Rosa DeLauro. Let’s vote for the type of candidate the founders envisioned, James Brown — teacher, coach, one of us. Who is John Galt?

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Gabriel San Roman, Orange County Weekly - Navel Gazing (CA)
Negative  

Among the many bronze busts of lunatic conservatives like Milton Friedman, George Argyros, Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan dotted around Chapman University is a bona fide leftist radical: Paulo Freire. The late, bearded Brazilian educator…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Oct 2014
Peter Mallory, Headline Surfer

…Talk Radio you may hear this question “Who is John Galt?” taken from Ayn Rand’s great novel “Atlas Shrugged.” Occasionally, you’ll see the same question on a bumper sticker. Some of you may have wondered…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014