Randex

Monday 29 September 2014
Janet Allon, AlterNet

For the unitiated, the narrator explains that Ayn Rand is famous for her philosophy of objectivism, “which is another way of saying being a selfish asshole.”

Her two most famous novels, which people with arrested development read over and over again, are The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, “stories about rapey heroes complaining about how no one appreciates their true genius.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver presented an informational segment on the enduring influence of libertarian writer Ayn Rand on politicians and captains of industry, asking, ‘Ayn Rand: How is she still a thing?” Noting that Rand is popular with conservatives, despite the inability by many of them to pronounce her name correctly, the narrator explains that Rand became famous for her philosophy of objectivism, “which is a nice way of saying, ‘being a selfish asshole’.”

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Bhumika K., The Hindu (India)

…speaking of books and literature, Rani confessed “I grew up reading Shakespeare in school and that was my dose of literature!” But she listed The Alchemist and The Fountainhead as two of her go to books, apart from cookbooks.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Sep 2014
Sunday 28 September 2014
Colleen Barrett, Refinery29

Why would anyone just battle evil forces for free? Because it’s good and right and they were chosen by fate itself? No, no, no. That’s what Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead (a capitalist manifesto disguised as a novel), would say if she came back from the dead, kidnapped Joss Whedon, and rewrote Buffy The Vampire Slayer from inside his body. We can’t even imagine what she’d charge for that.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Sep 2014
Friday 26 September 2014
Ann Imperatore, The Real Deal
  1. Building Stories: Fountainhead (1949). Based on the book by Ayn Rand of the same name, the whole film centers around an architect named Howard Roark, played by Gary Cooper, who is ambitious but wants to be sure he isn’t forced to sell out on his design aesthetic.
Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 26 Sep 2014
Thursday 25 September 2014
Anne Mancuso, New York Times

Skyscrapers of ‘The Fountainhead’ (Saturday) Led by In Depth Walking Tours, this walk visits architectural sites associated with the Ayn Rand novel.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Ondina Montgomery, The NextWomen Business Magazine

In The Fountainhead by Ayn Rands the protagonist Howard Roark’s speech sums up the trials facing entrepreneurs.

Nothing is given to man on earth. Everything he needs has to be produced. And here man faces his basic alternative: he can survive in only one of two ways—by the independent work of his own mind or as a parasite fed by the minds of others.

These seem like harsh words but consider that Rand resonates, to a greater or lesser degree, for many in the Silicon Valley tech startup world who have read Atlas Shrugged and gone on to create some of the worlds largest corporations.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Cees Schenk, MT Management Team

…eigenzinnigheid draagt wel bij aan resultaten. Howard Roark is een voorbeeld van iemand die heel sterk zijn eigen lijn volgt. Hij is een individualist, met zelfs wat egocentrische trekjes. Voor de architect…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Sep 2014
Sunday 21 September 2014

If you are old enough to apply for a driver’s license, you can probably work out that selfish behavior has detrimental effects on all of us. Even if you’re not quite ready to give it up.

But not Ayn Rand. The 20th-century doyenne of destructive capitalism, dear to self-centered college sophomores and those, like Paul Ryan, who have not yet grown out of their me-first phase, declared aloud what a lot of jerks tend to keep to themselves: the idea that selfishness is awesome. Rand even wrote a book on the theme, The Virtue of Selfishness.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Sep 2014
cand.com

Còn Suối nguồn lại là cuốn tiểu thuyết triết học với một cốt truyện độc đáo, kể về các mối tình của nhân vật nữ có tên Dominique Francon với ba nhân vật nam chính: Howard Roark, Peter Keating và Gail Wynand. Dominique vốn là một tiểu thư đài các, một phóng viên giỏi đã bị Howard Roark - một kiến trúc sư ngạo mạn không thèm lấy bằng tốt nghiệp tại trường đại học danh giá Stanford

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 16 Sep 2014
Thursday 18 September 2014
Jim Kempton, San Clemente Times (CA)

For those who seem to worship uber-capitalist Ayn Rand, here are some self-proclaimed particulars you should know about her

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Sherry Lucas, Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS)

…and the art museum partner for a screening of “The Fountainhead,” starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. Both are free; cash bar and concessions open at 6:30 p.m. Songs and sights “Passages and Places,” a…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 17 Sep 2014