Randex

Thursday 07 August 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 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 almost 5 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014