Friday, June 14, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
• • Goldberg: ‘Right wing’ doesn’t equal ‘terrorist’
Every Muslim terrorist enjoys not just the presumption of innocence until proven guilty but the presumption that he's a fan of Ayn Rand.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
• • Ken Levine returns with ‘BioShock Infinite,’ but will he stay?
In 2007′s “BioShock,” players descend into an underwater city founded by an acolyte of Ayn Rand. [....] “BioShock’s” decaying city of Rapture [...] told players all they needed to know about what had happened to its founder’s dreams of an objectivist utopia, while scattered tape recordings filled in details for those who wanted to know more.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sunday, November 25, 2012
• • Letters: Religion, not politics
It's surprising to me that so many preachers' ideas of evil seem to be limited to abortion and perhaps gay marriage. Yet the profoundly anti-Christian philosophy of Ayn Rand that some Republicans espouse and want to impose on America does not seem to reach the level of evil.
• You’ve Seen the Election: Soon You’ll Read the Book
Paul Ryan |
Even before the votes were cast, [John] Heilemann at New York magazine gave us a sense of the narrative territory a [Paul] Ryan candidacy and book might try to occupy. Ryan, Heilemann writes, is sure to survive “the storm” of a Romney defeat “with an enhanced reputation among the Randian faction of the party.…”
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
• Right wingers careen into craziness to explain Obama’s victory
Right-wingers will not let go of their own misleading mythology. They have a constricted vision of who the “real Americans” are and who they are not. Until election night, they still believed that people like themselves constituted a majority in this country. Now that they are faced with the truth of their own diminishing numbers, they are rejiggering reality. Incapable of accepting that the millions of people who voted for Obama are overwhelmingly hardworking, family-loving, patriotic Americans, they have to imagine them as the “takers” that Ayn Rand warned them were coming.
Friday, November 09, 2012
• 6 simple steps to cure your political addiction
Write this down and read it every time your head is about to explode: Whoever wins, the country isn’t going to go to hell in a handbasket, be attacked by Iran/Russia/North Korea, become socialist/Marxist/Ayn Randist (I made that last one up but it’s pretty clever, huh?) or get so bad that you'll have to move to Canada.
Sunday, November 04, 2012
• • • The dating game’s rebooting call
Even objectivists yearn for romance. Adherents of Ayn Rand's philosophy may strive to live with an emphasis on the power of reason and objective reality, but that didn't stop Stephanie Betit and Jamie Hancock from falling so crazy in love that they'd constantly email during work, talk on the phone until 4 a.m. and drive for nine hours to see each other.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Saturday, September 01, 2012
• • Letters: Ayn Rand’s vision—and critics
Atlas Shrugged |
Ayn Rand's epic tome, "Atlas Shrugged," is a relentless 1,100-some pages of excruciating reading, a fitting punishment for any libertarian. I've never come across one of them who has actually read the darn thing. They all say they've read it and even sport the bumper stickers with the opening line, "Who is John Galt?," but none of them has been so masochistic as to have actually read it.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012