Randex

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
Jessica Sulima, Hudson Reporter (Hoboken, NJ)

At Bayonne High School, senior honors students are instructed to read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, a 700-page philosophical novel of individualism, as well as Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 17 Aug 2014
Saturday 16 August 2014
Marc Gerstein, Seeking Alpha

…the first Seeking Alpha strategy inspired by John Galt but I love the idea. My approach is different from that of my predecessor; I want visionary innovative companies…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 16 Aug 2014
Thursday 14 August 2014
Dylan Kilby, Music OMH

…in-the-face toward, traditions. To paraphrase The Fountainhead, Shabazz Palaces stand at the end of no tradition, but they may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
Tuesday 12 August 2014
Bill Tieleman, The Tyee (BC)

Emery identifies most closely as a right-wing libertarian, not a social democrat.

“My mentor is Ayn Rand,” he told The Georgia Straight in 2007, talking about the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Aug 2014
Monday 11 August 2014
Jay Wickersham, Arch Daily

Equally unconvincing is the other extreme, the architect as larger-than-life hero, flailing against an uncomprehending society (i.e., Frank Lloyd Wright). This is the theme of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, and of Wright’s own Autobiography…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Aug 2014
Sunday 10 August 2014
Kavya Ram Mohan, The Hindu (India)

…active. The street is significant to author Ayn Rand, as this is where she met Frank O'Connor again, who she went on to marry. Ayn Rand Ayn Rand was a famous American writer and philosopher…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 10 Aug 2014
Thursday 07 August 2014
Negative
Hart Williams, The Moderate Voice

Libertarian’s just another word for no brain cells left to lose. Libertarianism is based on a fundamental misperception about the nature of human nature and society, and we come back to the frustration I had when I was in college: I wanted to really deconstruct the whole Ayn Rand “philosophy” but the philosophy profs were too busy sneering at it to worry about it as influential or NEEDING refutation.

Her two best known protagonists, Howard Roark and John Galt, are terrorists. Roark blows up entire blocks of housing with dynamity, Galt engages in a massive conspiracy to do nothing less than take down the machinery of Western Civilization itself: to bring the nation to a crashing halt, no matter how much misery, starvation, illness, death by hypothermia or heat stroke take place.

Because they were “mean” to him supergeniusness.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2014
Wednesday 06 August 2014

…this deleting everything that remotely smacks of Howard Roark-esque extroversion in architecture – and one would be left with a refined and understated body of historically significant modern architecture that…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Aug 2014
Monday 04 August 2014
Rachel Shteir, Chronicle of Higher Education

…should stop borrowing from the government. Like Howard Roark in The Fountainhead (which a fan sent her after her essay appeared), she seems to argue that education should be for the privileged few. “Not every…

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Aug 2014