Current Topics
If this works!!!
by Ken Condon
13 minutes 17 seconds ago
Round Table for Sextilis 2015!
by pdx rick
21 minutes 4 seconds ago
The Reagan Administration
by Ken Condon
21 minutes 31 seconds ago
Trump's Trumpet
by Spag-hetti
Yesterday at 07:07 PM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Golem
08/25/15 10:22 PM
Global warming
by Scoutgal
08/25/15 10:16 PM
Is Hillary's Servergate real?
by Scoutgal
08/25/15 05:43 PM
One Theory on Donald Trump's Inevitable Political Demise
by Scoutgal
08/25/15 05:36 PM
The Story Behind "Bohemian Rhapsody," the Weirdest Rock Classic Ever
by Scoutgal
08/25/15 05:29 PM
2015 Hugo Awards
by Golem
08/23/15 06:40 PM
What's cooking?
by Scoutgal
08/23/15 01:27 PM
Campaign 2016
by Scoutgal
08/23/15 01:06 PM
Detention without charge or trial
by Scoutgal
08/23/15 12:51 PM
Is Ted Cruz an American Citizen?
by Scoutgal
08/22/15 01:19 PM
American Revanchism
by Scoutgal
08/21/15 04:53 PM
Forum Stats
6003 Members
55 Forums
14899 Topics
254092 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 01:08 AM
Google Adsense
Page 4 of 16 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 15 16 >
Topic Options
#204764 - 12/19/11 12:04 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: Ted Remington]
Greger Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/24/06
Posts: 12341
Loc: Florida

Churlpat, Sandy doesn't read what others say here.

She has a mind like a steel trap: Fool with it and it slams shut.
_________________________
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde

Top
#204768 - 12/19/11 01:12 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: itstarted]
David Clark Offline
stranger

Registered: 12/17/11
Posts: 16
The curse of all animal kind: Individual freedom vs. the collective will.

Top
#204769 - 12/19/11 01:33 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: itstarted]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 12747
David C., you strike the nail upon the flat end. It is a balance we always strive to achieve. The reason that Rand chose to set Atlas Shrugged in an alternative universe is because the real world doesn't work like that.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#204770 - 12/19/11 01:49 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: itstarted]
Chuck Howard Offline
old hand

Registered: 09/17/01
Posts: 6723
Loc: Philly 'burbs
As I've stated here before, I prefer Tom Joad to John Galt as a "fictional hero." At least Mr. Joad's "experience" had some basis in reality.

Top
#204781 - 12/19/11 03:19 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: itstarted]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline
veteran

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 10794
Loc: Whittier, California
_________________________
"For the primitive mind, myth must explain everything, or it explains nothing."

---Claude Levi-Strauss

Top
#204782 - 12/19/11 03:23 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: itstarted]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline
veteran

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 10794
Loc: Whittier, California
Sandy, as much as I once admired you, your constant non-responsiveness to any questions and your continual screeds force me to regard you as something akin to the Moonies who sell candles on the corner, yelling that if Americans would just unify behind Reverend Moon all would be well.

(MOONIES: Followers of Reverend Sun Myung Moon)
_________________________
"For the primitive mind, myth must explain everything, or it explains nothing."

---Claude Levi-Strauss

Top
#204788 - 12/19/11 03:54 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: itstarted]
David Clark Offline
stranger

Registered: 12/17/11
Posts: 16
I'm an Orwell fan myself. Animal Farm, 1984, now there are a couple of good doses of reality. Or Clockwork Orange was great but I don't recall who wrote it.

Top
#204790 - 12/19/11 04:12 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: Sandune]
logtroll Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 6896
Loc: New Mexico (not old Mexico)
Originally Posted By: Sandune
...
Reader Rant cannot tell the difference between ideal and elite...

I asked you this before, who is Reader Rant?

Originally Posted By: Sandune
You all would have found Rourke guilty...

Who is Rourke? I read some Rand but I don't remember anybody named Rourke. dunce

ROTFMOL
_________________________
"You can't fix a problem until you know what the problem is." Logtroll

Top
#204792 - 12/19/11 04:18 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: itstarted]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 12747
I'm with you, there, David at least those stories were interesting. When I get back to my computer, I am willing to provide a lengthy critique of Rand's "objectivism" with citations but I'm not there now, and it would only be interesting if someone else wants to play along.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#204794 - 12/19/11 04:27 PM Re: How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men [Re: itstarted]
David Clark Offline
stranger

Registered: 12/17/11
Posts: 16
The Fountainhead, I read liked and admired. Atlas Shrugged I never cared for and don't believe I ever finished reading it.

Top
Page 4 of 16 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 15 16 >

Who's Online
0 registered (), 12 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
xiawei, Marzman, kyleyoung8, Retread, solafeian
6003 Registered Users
A2