|Wednesday, May 19th, 2004|
|Four More Years
Bush reappointed Greenspan to another 4 year term yesterday. Remember when Greenspan used to believe in sound money and monetary restraint?
|Thursday, August 21st, 2003|
1. Metaphysics: Objective Reality
2. Epistemology: Reason
3. Ethics: Self-interest
4. Politics: Capitalism
|Monday, August 11th, 2003|
|Ayn Rand's Views of Sex
I wonder why the "naughty bits"** in the Fountainhead and Atlas are so raw, animalistic, almost violent. Is Hank reveling in Dagny's debasement? Roark rapes Dominique. Is Rand saying that since sex drive stems from lower brain stem functions it is bad or is she expressing the passion to its extreme?
**reference to one of WFB's virulent harangues against AR.
|Saturday, August 9th, 2003|
|Favorite Fountainhead Quote
"Roark, I can accept anything, except what seems to be the easiest for most people: the half-way, the almost, the just-about, the in-between."
Dominique Current Mood: thoughtful
|Thursday, August 7th, 2003|
|A Philosphy Without a Political Party
Those who follow Ayn Rand's philosophy to the letter, Objectivists, occupy an odd place in the political continuum. Rand’s legal and philosophical heir Dr. Leonard Peikoff perhaps put it best when he recently stated, "Being atheists, we’re anathema to the right. Being capitalists, we’re anathema to the left. Being absolutists, we’re anathema to the middle."
Quote from the following journal post.
Excellent article in Reason Magazine
about a grass-roots revolt against government imposed land use planning in Wisconsin.
Perhaps Wisconsin legislators should read "The Road to Serfdom"?
|Wednesday, August 6th, 2003|
|Literary Characters ILF
In a day when teenage fantasies center around volleyball playing polygons and bare mid-riffed pop queens I hearken back to the literary creations who have titillated my mind.
In descending order of my prurient interest in them:
1. Dagny Taggart, Atlas Shrugged
2. Y.T., Snow Crash
3. Kinsey Milhoune, Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series
4. Dominique Francon, The Fountainhead
5. Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice
|Tuesday, August 5th, 2003|
I begin with the best opening line ever.....
"Howard Roark laughed......"