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Ayn Rand's Military Safety Briefing
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 8/09, 7:21pm
This was almost all funny for being almost all her own words.   ...(Read more...)
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A Real John Galt
Posted by Merlin Jetton on 7/28, 2:24pm
I saw a reference to this book by this John Galt. He was mentioned on RoR 14 years ago here.(Read more...)
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Smithsonian Magazine - The Literary Salon That Made Ayn Rand Famous
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 5/28, 5:58am
By Lorraine Boissoneault  smithsonian.com   May 8, 2018 ...(Read more...)
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Blaming Ayn Rand for the 2010 Financial Crisis
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 5/26, 8:56am
The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis by Darryl Cunningham (Abrams, 2015) is a closely written and tightly integrated misinterpretation of Ayn Rand’s life, her works, her philosophy of Objectivism, and the causes of the market collapses of 2007-2010. ...(Read more...)
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Ayn Rand in the Re-Imaged "Flintstones"
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 2/09, 7:57am
The movie theatre is called “Plato’s Cave”, characters eat [at] the “Outback Snakehouse” and Pebbles is constantly seen reading “Cannibalism: The Unknown Deal” – a riff on Ayn Rand’s “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.”  ...(Read more...)
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Clarence Thomas Influenced by Ayn Rand
Posted by Sam Erica on 11/02, 12:48pm
Laura Ingraham interviewed Clarence Thomas on The Ingraham Angle Nov. 1 and he referenced Ayn Rand as one of the authors that he read at the local library as a young lad growing up in the deep south. ...(Read more...)
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Atlas Shrugged: quirky, postmodern
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 10/20, 3:59am
"Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, is a classic American novel about individualism, the power of society, and the determination of self-selected leaders. Complex and difficult in places, it is in many ways the first postmodern novel."  -- The Leader's Bookshelf, edited by Admirial James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) and R. Manning ...(Read more...)
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The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley
Posted by Sam Erica on 4/11, 3:31am
Her novel The Fountainhead is one of the few works of fiction that Donald Trump likes and she has long been the darling of the US right. But only now do her devotees hold sway around the world(Read more...)
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Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 3/05, 9:51am
This first person narrative about combat in Afghanistan has three oblique referenences to Atlas Shrugged.  Just as the author does not stop to explain the technical terms of the infantry - there's a glossary in back - he does not explain Atlas Shrugged or Ayn Rand, just as he assumes that the reader knows Harry Potter ...(Read more...)
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Wikipedia Featured Article: Night of January 16th
Posted by Steve Wolfer on 1/16, 3:53pm
The Wikipedia article on Ayn Rand's Night of January 16th was featured on Wikipedia's opening page today.  (By tomorrow, there will be a different "featured article.")  The article itself is permanently located here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_January_16th(Read more...)
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