yet, the GOP and the Tea party and their ilk look up to this woman as a paragon of virtue?
After reading this (and the amazing linked articles) I was surprised to see that Nathaniel Branden is still alive and well and has long since reinvented himself as a “self-esteem” author and lecturer. Compensating for his cursed penis, I guess.
Well, yeah…I mean, is it not fair to discount someone’s personal eccentricities when one wholeheartedly believes in the body of work of that someone?
I mean, one could say the same thing about Hillary Clinton and the Democrats who support her, I would think; she’s not exactly Ayn Rand, but she’s no paragon of virtue, either.
And right now, I’m hard put to think of any living person that I could call a paragon of virtue.
Except Malala; her name just popped into my head.
"If you want to learn more about Rand’s life and her personality cult. . . "
Stop right there! I. . . do not!
Ayn Rant? Somebody actually takes her seriously? Didn’t she write mostly free market satire?
I’ve always pictured her living in a thatched hut propped up on two chicken feet.
I wish… I think the concept of satire was probably lost on her.
Let’s not insult Baba Yaga, now…
Just the ones I know without looking it up.
This penis-cursing story needs much wider circulation. Like most of her fans, I joined the cult in high school and only stayed a few years. The penis-cursing story probably would have made it easier to quit.
Surprises me not. Still…too much information. Ugh.
“The Fountainhead” changed my life in 9th grade… briefly. Then I read more about Objectivism. My time as a Rand fan didn’t last long.
Noam Chomsky came to mind first for me.
I hear the Koch bros do, and those who work for that site and magazine they apparently fund, Reason (Spike too?).
Guess that explains why that network shows a 2.5-hour movie for 5 hours. The greed of those brothers truly knows no bounds.
I followed Joseph Campbell when I was in high school. But I think I’m younger than you, by a tad?
all my favorite people have.
Who knew Ayn Rand was so…