Randex

Friday 29 August 2014
Anne Perkins, The Guardian (London)

…still distant, such as the death of the party. If Ayn Rand had ever imagined a Britain that was not so sunk in welfarism it was beyond saving, she might have imagined Carswell as a kind of Howard Roark for Westminster, who will do politics only on his own terms. This is fine in the pages of a polemical novel, and an excellent thing for democracy in a parliament that often appears full of placemen.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 29 Aug 2014
Thursday 28 August 2014
Guido Lauwaert, Knack.be

…Dat Ivo van Hove de roman The Fountainhead wilde vertonelen is niet verwonderlijk. Wat de ziel van het boek is, is ook die van hem en geeft zeer goed weer hoe hij staat tegenover de overheid…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
Jacobo Corujeira, Vozpopuli

…hacia la ‘Arcadia tecnológica’ anticipada por Ayn Rand y soñada por los grandes capitalistas de Internet. Mientras llega el momento del referéndum, en EEUU los medios se entretienen haciendo…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 25 Aug 2014
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Stephen Pope, TradingFloor.com

…Krugman could not resist taking a swipe at those thinkers that value free enterprise and genuine wealth creation through inspiration over big government and the dead hand of state interference.

There is no shame in forming an economic opinion based on the broad thrust of an Ayn Rand novel. One only has to read “The Fountainhead” or “Atlas Shrugged” to appreciate the danger of the mediocre forever leaning on the achievements of the creative and talented. Her work expresses the advocacy of reason, individualism, capitalism, and the failures of governmental coercion.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 27 Aug 2014
Friday 22 August 2014
Simon Abrams, New York Magazine - Vulture

…that the city’s pervasive corruption has a Randian quality to it. That is, the people are both products and architects of their debased environment like The Fountainhead’s Howard Roark builds…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 22 Aug 2014
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Matt Novak, Gizmodo

One episode of this past season’s Veep on HBO featured the fictional vice president visiting Silicon Valley. She meets with a techno-utopian CEO who explains what he needs from Washington. His remarks about seeing his company as “post-tax” sound an awful lot like the rhetoric of men like Kalanick, who until recently had the cover of Ayn Rand’s book The Fountainhead as his Twitter avatar.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Colin Stokes, The New Yorker

If a brother must go to the beach and he takes a Goldman Sachs tote even though he brought a McKinsey duffel with him from New York, he is entitled to the Wayfarers and the copy of “The Fountainhead” found therein.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Times Union (Albany, NY)

Ph.d. level.

  1. Two sisters compete for the love of King Henry VIII. 8. A sweeping tale of the desert planet Arrakis. 9. Howard Roark is an individualistic young architect.
Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 20 Aug 2014
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

…an excerpt from my forthcoming reader’s guide to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The book is intended to be an adjunct to the novel and assumes that you have already read it. So there will be plenty of…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Aug 2014
Monday 18 August 2014
Shae Krispinsky, Scholars and Rogues

From my spending those Sunday morning hours trapped in a pew reading The Confederacy of Dunces or The Fountainhead, they figured out I wasn’t particularly fond of church. They called it a phase I was going through…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Aug 2014
Sunday 17 August 2014
Jeanne Kolker, Cap Times (Madison, WI)

…judgment. A long-ago girlfriend lured me through Ayn Rand’s monumental floppus, ‘The Fountainhead’ (Would that love were blind.)” So, what graces his nightstand these days? The baseball autobiography…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 17 Aug 2014
Sławomir Drelich, Newsweek Poland - Liberte!

…nie wliczając Biblii, był „Atlas zbuntowany” („Atlas Shrugged”) pisarki i publicystki libertariańskiej Ayn Rand. Ta rozmiarami przypominająca encyklopedię książka najwidoczniej przypadła do gustu Amerykanom…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 16 Aug 2014