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Tuesday 24 June 2014
The Week

…f you haven’t seen Atlas Shrugged Ior Atlas Shrugged II,you’re hardly alone: both film adaptations of Ayn Rand’s novel fared poorly at the box office, but the filmmakers evidently haven’t received the free market’s message. Contrary to Randian logic, a…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Jun 2014
Monday 23 June 2014
John Fonte, National Review Online

…the American Enterprise Institute panel discussion launching the book, National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru explained that reform conservatism is  “not Randian individualism,” and that the Right should not cede the concept of “community” to the Left. The neo-Tocquevillian vision of reform conservatism is…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Jun 2014
Sunday 22 June 2014
Ari Armstrong, The Objective Standard

…Image of Carl Menger: Wikimedia Commons After TOS Blog published my article, “Ayn Rand Was Right: Cats Are Objectively Valuable,” several people challenged this idea on Facebook, claiming that the theory of objective value I…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Jun 2014
Saturday 21 June 2014
TOS Admin, The Objective Standard

…indicates that the solution to the problem is for Americans to understand and embrace the philosophy of reality, reason, and rational self-interest—Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism—which undergirds the principle of rights, grounds it in perceptual reality, and thus supports the rational…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Jun 2014
The Union (Grass Valley, CA)

…instincts kick in and we begin to discover our place in society. But what is the origin of this social instinct we adopt? Why not subscribe to Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism: “Man — every man — is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others. He must exist for his own sake,…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 21 Jun 2014
Tuesday 17 June 2014

…Eric Cantor, R-Virginia. Cantor’s opponent, David Brat, is a little known college professor who co-authored “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand” and who got a half million dollar grant to promote Rand’s ideas. Rand was not only starkly anti-government but also opposed to what democratic…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 17 Jun 2014
The Examiner

…Many years after her passing, the ideals of Ayn Rand constantly resurface in current politics and popular culture. Issues she wrote about continue to influence and affect society, and more readers…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 17 Jun 2014

…34-point lead over Brat. Cantor became the first majority leader to lose a primary in 115 years. So who is Brat? A libertarian economist—but not a Randian. Per Betsy Woodruff’s January profile in National Review: He chairs the department of economics and business at Randolph-Macon College and heads its…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Monday 16 June 2014
Fred Clark, Patheos

…visiting Brazil on a mission trip. I would very much like to visit their church. They seem to know something about Jesus there. • The problem with Ayn Rand wasn’t just that her gospel of self-centered selfishness was, you know, evil, but that such a perspective also requires a disdain for reality….

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 16 Jun 2014
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Mixed
Adam Weinstein, Gawker

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Taliban’s controversial ex-captive, was speedily dismissed from the Coast Guard for psychological reasons before the Army recruited him, and was reading Atlas Shrugged shortly before he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan.

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Tuesday 10 June 2014
Caroline Moss, Business Insider

…Ian Michael Xsi | Flickr Ayn Rand was all about objectivism, the philosophical system for the selfish, but she was, apparently, also all about cats. She loved cats so much that she subscribed to “Cat Fancy”…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014
James Delingpole, Breitbart

…the fault of a certain uncompromising White Russian emigree: Well, think about global warming from the point of view of someone who grew up taking Ayn Rand seriously, believing that the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest is always good and that government is always the problem, never the solution…

Posted almost 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Jun 2014