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Thursday 14 August 2014
Debi Moore, Dread Central

…His recent work includes the score to John Putch’s Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, Season 2 of “Smash,” and Stephen Gyllenhaal’s Sworn to Silence. “In my early conversations with the show’s producers about the…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Kurt M. Kramer, Alexandria Times (VA)

…to … well, whom, exactly? Like a scene from an Ayn Rand novel, Alexandria has used the power of the gun to, yet again, force a private entity — the Old Dominion Boat Club — to conform to the whims of…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Lynnley Browning, Newsweek

In March 2013, South Dakota regulators issued warnings that the bank was not licensed to operate. Brewer disavows any official tribal connections to the bank, whose assets are unknown and whose website sports a dystopian quotation from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Don Watkins, (Voices for Reason, Ayn Rand Institute)

…implications for human life, the best source is Ayn Rand. But Rand is often accused of caricaturing altruism. Altruism, many people say, isn’t about self-sacrifice but helping others — and this, the…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014

“Hollywood really lacks the courage to take a message like Ayn Rand's—like the one in Atlas Shrugged—and believe that there’s an audience for that,” says Harmon Kaslow, producer of the movie trilogy Atlas Shrugged.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Scott Holleran, Scott Holleran

…state to submit to their assigned vocations ala Anthem by Ayn Rand, as Big Mother (Streep) coos like it’s a guitar mass with kumbaya that “today we honor differences” and really means that We the Ordained…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Dylan Kilby, Music OMH

…in-the-face toward, traditions. To paraphrase The Fountainhead, Shabazz Palaces stand at the end of no tradition, but they may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Bill Tieleman, iPolitics

…libertarian, not a social democrat. “My mentor is Ayn Rand,” he told The Georgia Straight in 2007.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic Monthly

The danger libertarians pose to America is like the danger that sharks pose to humans: wildly exaggerated by a media that reports on extreme events as if they’re typical and reacts to Atlas Shrugged in the same way shark-phobics reacted to Jaws. Such is the context for the overheated responses when libertarian ideas are treated seriously…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Tyler Coates, Decider

Dirty Dancing. No one should talk politics on a third date, so feel fine about making a move somewhere between the opening credits (The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” is such a jam) and when the movie turns into a sly discussion of Objectivism and abortion rights.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Ben Domenech, The Federalist
Rand Paul  

Chait’s apparent belief is that there has not been an increase in libertarian-leanings among youngsters, and that this is all a mirage furthered by the dastardly folks at the Reason Foundation and Ayn Rand lovers everywhere. For anyone paying attention to what young voters are saying, you may be excused to roll your eyes for a minute or two. I’ll wait.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014
Kira Peikoff, BookTrib

When I was 7 years old, my father had a heart attack. Not one that killed him, thank God. He was rushed to the hospital in time for doctors to clear his blocked artery. No one was all that surprised. My dad had smoked three packs a day for 30 years—that’s over 650,000 cigarettes—before quitting.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Aug 2014