Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ayn Rand—the Ugly: Rejection of Oversight

Two days ago I wrote that “Communism’s failure to recognize human selfishness was the number one reason for its collapse.” Similarly, if Ayn Rand’s objectivism was ever fully implemented, her failure to recognize the depths of human selfishness will be … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand—The Ugly Self-Esteem Movement

As we have already seen, Ayn Rand and self-esteem go together like Marco and Polo. One of her “inner-circle” disciples, Nathaniel Branden, is often called “the father of the self-esteem movement.” As I mentioned yesterday, Rand and Branden (he was … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand—The Bad

Yesterday I said there was some good in Ayn Rand’s work. Today we look at the bad. This blog post is longer and more sobering given the issues involved. Rand was an atheist and as such she failed to take … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand: The Good

There is much in Ayn Rand’s works that many find refreshing and it is no surprise that she’s the darling of many Libertarians and Republicans. Rand recognized what should be “duh!” to everyone: contradictory statements cannot be true at the … Continue reading

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Ayn Rand & Atlas Shrugged: Introduction

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged arrives in theaters on April 15 (tax day) and I’m glad. I’ve read many of her books over the last two years1 and, frankly, there’s a lot to like. And dislike! But, I’m glad for the … Continue reading

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