Randex

Tuesday 02 December 2014
Scotty Stevenson, New Zealand Herald

You’re probably asking yourself, as I am, what the hell is a copy of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead doing sitting on the kitchen bench inside the breezeblock bowels of the Blues HQ?

Is someone here actually reading this?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Dec 2014
Monday 01 December 2014
Rajitha S, New Indian Express (Chennai)

Disha Chhabra is the author of two books, ‘My Beloved’s MBA Plans’ and ‘Because Life is a Gift’. Disha loves life for all it brings. She is passionate about doing her bit for the society through her group Pick-a-Fight.She shares her top five books… ‘The Fountainhead’, Ayn Rand.

A fictional story of love, revenge, ethics, values. Howard Roark is an architect who struggles to live in a world bound by traditions. Dominique Francon is a strong woman who learns to live life on her own terms. Their love hate story forces one to question your own beliefs, make your own value systems, question the wrongs. Ayn Rand’s beautiful and detailed portrayal of her characters is totally engrossing.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 02 Dec 2014
Friday 28 November 2014
Līvija Dūmiņa, Neatkarīgā Rīta Avīze

Aina Renda (Ayn Rand, 1905–1982) ir Krievijā dzimusi ebreju izcelsmes amerikāņu rakstniece, domātāja, objektīvisma filozofijas iedibinātāja. Otrs viņas pazīstamākais romāns ir Atlants paraustīja plecus (Atlas Shrugged, 1957). Romānu The Fountainhead dēvē par Eiropas arhitektu Bībeli un individuālisma himnu. Tas ir filozofisks darbs, kurā autore izvērš individuālisma un kolektīvisma konfliktu, un nav runa tikai par iekšējās brīvības jautājumiem, bet arī par politiku.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 28 Nov 2014
Thursday 27 November 2014
Milad Doroudian, Jewish Journal

Yaron Brooks, the Israeli-American president of the Ayn Rand Institute has become one of the main propagators of the ideals of Objectivism, and the ideas of the ‘individual’ within the Israeli state. Yet, I fear that although Atlas Shrugged sales are soaring, not enough people are hearing the message it has been propagating for the last 50 years: the importance of individualism, especially today when collectivism, and “groupthink” is becoming increasingly prevalent.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 27 Nov 2014
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Lily Bethlehem, Jewish Business News

When Mark Cuban hates, he hates hard. I don’t mean to quote Walt Whitman in the context of Mark Cuban (forgive me Walt) but he would sound his barbaric yawp over the rooftops of anyone he considers pathetic. Which is about anyone.

After bragging about how great it is to be a billionaire to his luxurious yacht named Fountainhead after the novel by that priestess of compassion, Ayn Rand (‘To say I love you, you must first say I)

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Nov 2014
Monday 24 November 2014

You don’t need to be an objectivist to objectively see the value that Kogan’s new Windows 8.1 with Bing-powered laptop is delivering to the Australian marketplace.

It’s Kogan’s latest mobile fountainhead since he sold netbooks a few years back, but instead of something small, Kogan has delivered to we the living something big, with the only small thing being the price.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Nov 2014
Mick Ireland, Aspen Daily News (CO)

Candidates who preached the way of the market as the only way have been losing elections here for 40 years. Every time there is an election, the Ayn Rand Fountainhead guys get beat. And those that mask their market worship as the only solution with election promises to retain small town character get their chains yanked in the next election, if not sooner.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Nov 2014
Saturday 22 November 2014
Ananth Padmanabhan, Scoll.in

Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead (some would call it infamous) was, besides being a game-changer, a book that could be, and has been too, accused of celebrating rape, in the brief scene where Roark forces himself on Dominique. On re-reading, the sex is violent.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Nov 2014
Friday 21 November 2014
Mark James Miller, Noozhawk (Santa Barbara, CA)

…admiration for the ruthless individualist is reflected in Rand’s two major novels, The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957). In these two massive volumes of fiction, the protagonists are brilliant, driven men who single-mindedly pursue their visions of excellence — one as an architect, the other as a steel magnate — while having to fight off the efforts of weaker, smaller-minded individuals and governments to prevent them from realizing their dreams.

Small wonder, then, that Rand’s followers see environmentalism not as an effort to save and preserve the only planet we have for future generations, but as a sinister, communist inspired plot…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Nov 2014
Negative
Tom O’Donnell, The New Yorker

I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief.

“Bad news, detective. We got a situation.”

“What? Is the mayor trying to ban trans fats again?”

“Worse. Somebody just stole four hundred and forty-seven million dollars’ worth of bitcoins.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 31 Mar 2014
Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu (India)

It’s impossible not to be blown away by lines like “You were caught in the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze.” Today you may think… uh, childhood and stardom? Steel breeze? But then, today, you are also embarrassed you took life lessons from a seagull and that the answer to the “what do you want to be when you grow up” question was Howard Roark.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Nov 2014
Thursday 20 November 2014
Federico Bauer Rodríguez, El Periodico (Barcelona)

…Hace años leí las dos novelas famosas de Ayn Rand, El Manantial (1943) y La Rebelión del Atlas (1957), las cuales han tenido mucho impacto en el público que desconfía del Estado para solucionar…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 20 Nov 2014