Saturday, August 04, 2012
• • • Ayn Rand in Space
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At the Atlas Summit, a conference for libertarian devotees of Ayn Rand, the question is inescapable. It is scrawled in black magic marker on the plain white T-shirt of the white-haired man I pass on the way into the ballroom. It is printed on the green button on the corduroy blazer of the man who wants to share his thoughts on "the envy-driven wizards at NASA." It is emblazoned on the limited-edition gold coins advertised in the special three-ring binder given to all attendees. It is hanging, really, over the heads of all of us who have convened at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown DC in early July to celebrate Ayn Rand's sacred scroll of objectivism. The question, parroting the catchphrase of Atlas Shrugged, is "Who is John Galt?" The answer, apparently, is Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of the California-based galactic transport company SpaceX.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
• • Christian lobbyist: “We have feminized the medal of honor”
If Ayn Rand were a Christian fundamentalist, she’d be Bryan Fischer. As the public face of the American Family Association, Fischer has cornered the market on crazy invective that sounds neither Christian nor pro-family, but more like the golden-calf worshiping of Rand and her cult followers.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
• Courses at Glenn Beck’s new U.
Have you heard the exciting news? Apparently appalled at the paucity of solid learnin' in America (excepting, of course, Texas), media maestro and renowned art historian Glenn Beck has announced the opening of his own great patriotic hall of academe. [....] [J]ust in time for the Independence Day weekend, the MoJo staff has produced a list of course offerings we hope to see at Beck U. next fall. [....] Intro to Theology: Ayn Rand.