Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

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Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:30 am








http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand
Ayn Rand (IPA: /ˈaɪn ˈrænd/, February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982), was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher,[3] playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand emigrated to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935-1936. She first achieved fame with The Fountainhead (1943),[4] and her best-known work – the philosophical novel Atlas Shrugged – was published in 1957.

Rand's political views, reflected in both her fiction and her theoretical work, emphasize individualism, laissez-faire capitalism, and the constitutional protection of the right to life, liberty, and property. She was a fierce opponent of all forms of collectivism and statism,[5][6] including fascism, communism, and the welfare state.[7]



Hmm , completely free capitalism, that's a novel idea. I think I'll be adding one her books to my "to read" list.
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Re: Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:51 am

I've been meaning to pick up "Atlas Shrugged" but I hear it's a 1200 page slog. I agree with her points, but there are better ways to get the same info.
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Re: Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:57 am

I read Anthem by Ayn Rand shortly before her death in 1982. I credit it with solidifying many of my political, social and economic viewpoints. It is due for a re-read.

Indeed, her objectivism is an integrated philosophy and a brilliantly crafted one at that. None of it can be taken separately while its whole is in complete support of mankind solely from the perspective of self interest. Her grasp on the nature and purpose of man cannot be superseded by the popular and insipid collectivist philosophies of the modern era. Though she is without faith, her philosophy unwittingly reveals Nature's will for man. I can think of nothing could infuriate a leftist more than her absolute intellectual honesty.

A measure of her significance in challenging the collectivists is the high number of her detractors and the vehemence with which they reject or attack her work. A lesser philosopher would have largely been ignored by the academics.
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Re: Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

PostBy: tvb On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:35 am

jpete wrote:I've been meaning to pick up "Atlas Shrugged" but I hear it's a 1200 page slog. I agree with her points, but there are better ways to get the same info.


Does that mean you are going to go all John Galt? That should be fun to watch and hear about.
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Re: Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:18 am

I will get that book Mike. What other sources do you suggest Jpete?

kevin
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Re: Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:41 am

tvb wrote:
jpete wrote:I've been meaning to pick up "Atlas Shrugged" but I hear it's a 1200 page slog. I agree with her points, but there are better ways to get the same info.


Does that mean you are going to go all John Galt? That should be fun to watch and hear about.


Sorry, you got me there. I don't know "Who" John Galt "is". ;)
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Re: Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:48 am

KLook wrote:I will get that book Mike. What other sources do you suggest Jpete?

kevin


Judge Napolitano is good. "A Nation of Sheep" and "Constitution in Exile"

Ron Paul's collected speeches before the House of Representatives "A Foreign Policy of Freedom" and his last book "Revolution:A Manifesto" were helpful to me.

I keep a copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in my tool box at work so I can look things up as needed.

They have a nice selection of books at http://www.mises.org on economics. I have been passing around a copy of "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy". It's a nice simple book told in simple terms that anyone could read.
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Re: Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:26 pm

KLook wrote:I will get that book Mike. What other sources do you suggest Jpete?

kevin


Be forewarned, Kevin, it's only 120 pages but is a unique novel of future life after a collectivist triumph and the struggle of some to free themselves from the confines of that collectivism. It reads a bit like 1984.
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Re: Ayn Rand Mike Wallace Interview 1959

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:34 am

jpete wrote:
tvb wrote:
jpete wrote:I've been meaning to pick up "Atlas Shrugged" but I hear it's a 1200 page slog. I agree with her points, but there are better ways to get the same info.


Does that mean you are going to go all John Galt? That should be fun to watch and hear about.


Sorry, you got me there. I don't know "Who" John Galt "is". ;)


Read,'Atlas Shrugged,' and find out. I have read it three times. It has an uncanny resemblance to what is happening to our society at an ever accelerating pace.
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