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  •  I don't think it's a good thing. (3+ / 0-)
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    I'm not even sure individuals really exist as separate and definable things.

    "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau

    by James Allen on Tue Mar 02, 2010 at 01:54:26 AM PST

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      when Rand was developing this philosophy, she was living in a country that was clamping down on people who were not toeing the ideological line.  It's easy to see why she went this route, and her critiques of Soviet censorship and mass ideology are pretty much correct.  (Not the reactionary individualism she developed, though.)

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Tue Mar 02, 2010 at 03:33:14 AM PST

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