The Objective Standard
…Every so often, people hostile to Ayn Rand’s ideas try to attack them by saying that Rand said or implied something she never said or implied and then attacking that thing she never said…
Take, for example, Ephron on Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead: “Like most of my contemporaries, I first read The Fountainhead when I was 18 years old. I loved it. I too missed the point.” Teenage Ephron turns into college Ephron, who goes to Wellesley and learns that it actually isn’t a book about “a strong-willed architect — Frank Lloyd Wright, my friends told me — and his love life.” She sits in on a freshman-orientation seminar, and more facts about the book are uncovered, namely, “That the author was opposed to the welfare state.” What comes next isn’t a leftie screed against Rand’s work or ideas, or a Tea Party Patriot puff piece; instead, Ephron delivers an account of The Fountainhead’s rise to fame, and long life as a book that was introduced to “a new generation of readers every five years.” A rarity then, and a rarity now.
It’s one of the most interesting and balanced essays you’ll read on Rand…
…Einen „Tempel des menschlichen Geistes“ sollte Howard Roark in Ivo van Hoves ausladender Theaterfassung von Ayn Rands Roman „Fountainhead“ errichten, der in Deutschland unter den Titeln „Der ewige Quell“ und…
Canada Free Press
A demolished student house will be the location in D.C. of 18 shipping containers to make “eye catching” rentals. Citing Ayn Rand’s novel, “The Fountainhead,” the owners are compared to the rebellious architect in the novel who fights against “evil” conformists.
…capitalism’s patron saints, Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand, going back decades. To fully understand this self-destructive lineage, simply focus your laser on the one admission Greenspan made to Congress…