Friday, March 12, 2010

Ayn Rand critiques:

Friday reading. These articles are both from February of this year and both keying off of a new biography by Heller.

A look at her infatuation with a serial killer at AlterNet (progressive) Warning, gruesome at points.

A critique at the New Criterion (conservative).


Good one! I always said Grover Norquist should never be mentioned in public with "sociopath" attached to his name.

That mean streak is the spine of conservatism.

By Blogger JeffKay, at 3/13/2010 1:04 PM  

that should be "without" sociopath.

By Blogger JeffKay, at 3/13/2010 7:24 PM  

I think that the most telling thing about modern politics is that the left feels the need to reintroduce Ayn Rand to the world so as to be able to do hit pieces on her.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/13/2010 7:34 PM  

The left isn't reintroducing Rand. In the short Quiddity post you responded to, one of the two links was conservative, and marked as such.

But, for example John Stossel is a Randian, as are many others, including Clarence Thomas.

No wonder the current SCOTUS sucks so badly.

So it's not the left reintroducing Rand. It's the Randians, and there are quite a few of them, sadly.

By Blogger riffle, at 3/13/2010 9:29 PM  

I'm talking about people like Quiddity reintroducing people like Rand to leftists. Randians have never stopped trying to reintroduce Rand to the world. People like Quiddity have been ignoring Rand ... until now.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/14/2010 9:22 AM  

People like Quiddity have been ignoring Rand ... until now.

Nonsense. People like Quiddity have been pointing out that Rand's moral and economic philosophy is bunk for decades.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/15/2010 7:44 PM  

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