Randex

Saturday 26 July 2014
Neutral
Bill Eville, Vineyard Gazette

…she won an Academy Award), Gary Cooper in the Fountainhead, John Wayne in Operation Pacific, Andy Griffin in A Face in the Crowd and Ronald Reagan in John Loves Mary. On screen Ms. Neal could shift in an…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 26 Jul 2014
Friday 25 July 2014
Positive
ZydecoVivo, Teen Ink Magazine

…began to take shape. That is the year that Ayn Rand was born in the USSR. Over the course of her lifetime, she wrote several fiction and nonfiction accounts of her philosophy, objectivism. This…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Jul 2014
Positive
Edward Hudgins, Washington Times

…a world as it can be and should be.To put it in Ayn Rand language, they have the values and spirit of a Howard Roark and now need the politics of a John Galt. These are just the values that must…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Jul 2014
Mixed

…historicamente complexas. Assim, à cabeça, The Fountainhead, encenação do holandês Ivo van Hove do romance da norte-americana Ayn Rand, já adaptado ao cinema por King Vidor (Vontade Indómita, 1949) em que, na…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 25 Jul 2014
Positive
Piper Castillo, St. Petersburg Times (FL)

What’s on your nightstand?

It’s eclectic. I’ve got The Circle by Dave Eggers, who is great. I’ve got The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and I’m reading Flash Boys by Michael Lewis.

What made you pick up The Fountainhead?

I love the fantastical nature of it, and I love how she gets us thinking about awakening the spirt of individualism in people.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 24 Jul 2014
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Positive
Daniel Wahl, 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…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Jul 2014
Mixed
Jason Diamond, Flavorwire

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…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Jul 2014
Mixed
Eberhard Spreng, Der Tagesspiegel

…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…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Jul 2014
Positive
Ileana Johnson Paugh, 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.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Jul 2014
Negative
Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch

…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…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 23 Jul 2014
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Neutral
Callie Beusman, Jezebel

I am informed, via a caption beneath a drawing of a Barbie in a pastel dress and a fitted leather jacket: architect clothing, as we all learned in The Fountainhead.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Jul 2014
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Jim Booth, Scholars and Rogues

It is well known, for instance (again even to casual fans) that Neil Peart, the band’s drummer and lyricist, has long been a devout Randian. While Kelly uses “Working Man” from the first Rush album as an example of a signaled solidarity with the plight of the average Joe, Peart’s later lyrics (say, from “Tom Sawyer” or a song Kelly cites for different reasons, “Red Barchetta”) suggest that the band’s message might be better identified with Joe the Plumber – or Howard Roark.

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 22 Jul 2014