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  •  One thing I find particularly disgusting (6+ / 0-)

    in Rand's fiction is that her heroic "makers" are justified in perpetrating any sort of crime against the "parasites."  In The Fountainhead, the central character, an architect (loosely based on Frank Lloyd Wright), commits an act of terrorism which he justifies because his original artistic vision of a building project has been desecrated by the actions of those in charge of construction.  Yeah, right.  Ayn, darling, there really is a difference between civilization and barbarism, and your vision of human behavior does not correspond to the better of these two.

    -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

    by gizmo59 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 07:42:55 PM PDT

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    •  Brian read Atlas Shrugged last year (4+ / 0-)
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      because he wanted to thoroughly understand the philosophy in order to speak directly to it. I've attempted to read it but I found it so tedious and ugly spirited I had to put it down. But my Brian, he's great to whip out at parties now whenever Ayn Rand comes up. He just clearcuts any defense.

      He should peer deep into the abyss. He should look straight into the heart of darkness where lies a Republican defeat - Peggy Noonan

      by Steven Payne on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 07:54:43 PM PDT

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      •  Reading Rand is tough chewing. (4+ / 0-)
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        If I had not been so innocent when a friend of mine recommended The Fountainhead, I would have declined.  Despite the fact that it was a lousy book, ultimately, I'm glad I read it because now I know from whence the Rand crap originates.  I never would have read it after college because I would have immediately recognized it to be crap, and hence, a complete waste of time.  As one ages, time becomes precious.  Surely there are better things to do than read Ayn Rand's novels?

        -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

        by gizmo59 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 08:06:56 PM PDT

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