Randex

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 about 5 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 about 5 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 about 5 years ago Publication date: 10 Aug 2014
Thursday 07 August 2014
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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 about 5 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 about 5 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 about 5 years ago Publication date: 04 Aug 2014
Saturday 02 August 2014
Steve Serby, New York Post

…bigger than that. Q: What’s your favorite book? A: Ayn Rand wrote a book called The Fountainhead, and she also wrote Atlas Shrugged. Q: If you could go back to any point in history, where would you want…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 02 Aug 2014
ej heinemann, Daily Kos

…I remember reading Ayn Rand many summers ago after my freshman year in college. I read “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.” At that time they seemed to make sense…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 02 Aug 2014
Bill Barnett, The Phuket Insider

…these concrete behemoths. We need the anti-hero Howard Roark from Ayn Rand’s tome The Fountainhead to deal with these non-functioning disasters. My quandary, however, is not with cheap real estate or even…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014

…NDP campaign in London East, he began to read Ayn Rand, the American philosopher and novelist. Rand, he said in a 2007 documentary, changed his life and the “whole way I look at everything.” Emery…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 02 Aug 2014
Friday 01 August 2014
Jim Begley, Comic Book Resources

…would come out soon — “It’s going to be like The Fountainhead!” When Wells was asked about favorite characters, he said G.I. Joe was his preference. “I think G.I. Joe is a big favorite for everybody,” he said. “…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014
Melissa Vigil, Las Cruces Sun-News

…going,“ Woodley said. Another album standout, ‘Fountainhead’ pays tribute to the work and artistry that goes into creating something meant to be enjoyed by the world, but not necessarily claimed by it. "Howard…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 01 Aug 2014