Tuesday 19 August 2014
Dov Ivry, Times of Israel (Jerusalem)

…of famous Jewish atheists from Sigmund Freud to Ayn Rand to Isaac Asimov to Woody Allen. How do you think the Jewish community would have reacted if what follows had happened? A…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Friday 15 August 2014
Tim Torkildson, Petoskey News-Review

Interactive audio books. Okay for non-fiction, maybe, where you can whisper sweet nothings to the heroine in a Harlequin Romance novel and hear back some heavy breathing, but what if you’re reading something controversial like Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, or Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”? You could spend the rest of your life arguing with the Carson book that we need DDT or with the Rand book that Objectivism is atheistic – but all you’d get out of it would be a set of tired tonsils.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 15 Aug 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

In the sanitized Ayn Rand version of history, the Pilgrims were brave and fearless capitalists – a boat full of Dagny Taggarts and Hank Reardens with muskets and hats with buckles – who planted their flag on a foreign shore, tamed the wilderness…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 15 Aug 2014
Monday 11 August 2014
Gene Veith, Patheos

…on the right we have the Ayn Rand-style of atheism, with its “virtue of selfishness.”  On the left we have the Utopian atheism of the John Lennon-variety.  But is there also a…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Sunday 03 August 2014
Theodore Sayeed, Mondoweiss

…only consideration that should inform morality. Ayn Rand, grand dame of another generation of atheists, declared the Palestinians savages. Now Harris declares them barbarians. Atheism used to be…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Aug 2014
Friday 01 August 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter III At the end of his workday, Rearden is looking down on the factory floor, musing on Dagny’s story of Ken Danagger’s…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Thursday 31 July 2014
Ashley Feinberg, Gizmodo

…Atlasphere Tagline: Connecting admirers of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Highlights: This dating bio: You should contact me if you are a skinny woman. If your words are a meaningful progression of…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
Sunday 27 July 2014
Rick Wilson, Charleston Gazette (WV)

…Ryan’s political views seem to owe more to writer Ayn Rand, for whom he has expressed admiration, than to Catholicism. Rand was a Russian émigré and avowed atheist who promoted a “philosophy” she called…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Jul 2014
Friday 25 July 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos - Daylight Atheism

…trainwreck (see what I did there?) that was Atlas Shrugged: Part I. Inexplicably, Ayn Rand’s dense, multi-hour soliloquies in defense of capitalism failed to translate well into the medium of film. The…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Jul 2014
Lieselotte Bosworth, Visalia Times-Delta (Visalia, CA)

…In one of his rants he thought God whispered in Ayn Rand’s ear. I seriously doubt that. Ayn Rand was a hardcore Atheist. On his 4th of July rant talking about his family with pride he seemed normal, but…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Jul 2014
Friday 11 July 2014
Marcos Ordóñez, El País (Madrid)

…porque, mientras el montaje y las interpretaciones siguen a gran altura, el texto elegido (una adaptación de El manantial, la millonaria novela de Ayn Rand) me resulta una extraña opción por parte de su director, Ivo Van Hove, que ha llevado a la escena materiales mucho más sustanciosos, como…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jul 2014
Thursday 03 July 2014
Dick Peterson, Brainerd Daily (MN)

…no-accountability indictments of the alleged lazy-poor could be straight out of atheist Ayn Rand’s “rational selfishness” economic philosophy playbook.

Among many Rand promoters we have current U.S. representatives, senators, and at least one Supreme Court justice. During his newsworthy individual filibuster Sen. Ted Cruz read long and loud from Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged.” In this book the Rand oath is, “I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” It follows from this that such unappreciated self-reliant business-leader “makers” should not help the parasitic-lazy “takers.” An article in “Christianity Today” a few years ago labeled Rand the “Goddess (idolatrous cause) of the great (2008) recession.”

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 02 Jul 2014