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Thursday, May 31, 2012
• • Reason “Hero of Freedom” Larry Flynt’s Latest Stunt?
In 2003, Reason celebrated its 35th anniversary by compiling a list of “Heroes of Freedom” who we thought had helped to “make the world groovier and groovier since 1968,” when the magazine started publishing. [....] Some of the entrants were obvious jokes (John Ashcroft and Richard Nixon, for instance, were cited for their ability to fire people up to protect their rights), some were libertarian superheroes (Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand), and others were just controversial picks, even for our core audience.
Monday, April 30, 2012
• • • Forget Paul Ryan: 7 Pols (Make it 8!) Who Still Dig Ayn Rand!
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As longtime readers of this site and of the print magazine know, I’m not the world’s biggest Rand fan, though I think she (along with Jack Kerouac) remains the most influential American novelist of the 1950s and possibly the entire post-war era. Folks who dismiss her because they say she wrote bad sentences or don’t share her views on the hippies she helped catalyze are missing the point, I think. Rand was one of the great anti-conformist voices of the past 70 years and the fact that she still moves hundreds of thousands of books, movies, and spin-off material is nothing less than incredible. Sneer at her if you must (typically, it seems, because you went through an adolescent Rand phase that you are now ashamed of), but if you can’t understand why she resonates, you’re not really in touch with the country you live in.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
• • • Atlas Shrugged: Part II Greenlighted, In Theaters Next Fall
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“It’s a poetic moment that today [February 2, 2012] Ayn Rand was born 107 years ago and we are greenlighting Atlas Shrugged: Part II,” announced producer John Aglialoro at Reason Weekend 2012, which was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aglialoro was joined by his partner Harmon Kaslow in making the announcement. Filming is set to begin in April and the movie will hit theaters this fall, before Election Day. “In October,” said Kaslow, “hopefully we’ll have people from Reason, from FreedomWorks, people who believe in what this book represents, [standing] in front of the...theater to tell people not only how important the movie is but what they’re going to do in November and hopefully effectuate some positive changes.”
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
• • Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on Ayn Rand and GOP Restrictionists
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Last week was Ayn Rand’s birthday, the Russian emigre who did more to restore the faith of Americans in America than any contemporary figure, regardless of where one stands on her philosophical ideas. But Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia notes in her latest column, if anyone from the current field of GOP candidates had been president then, Rand would have likely been booted out of the country. Why? Because Rand lied and bent every rule to gain entry into the United States.
Friday, November 18, 2011
• • • Ayn Rand, Defender of Corporate Welfare
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I am not a huge fan of Ayn Rand, and Lord knows her novels are hard to get through, but this analysis of her economic thinking by Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, is head-smackingly clueless. [....] Baker, author of Taking Economics Seriously, evidently does not realize that the rap against Randians is supposed to be that they would heartlessly and shortsightedly stand by as banks fail, depositors lose their savings, and the financial system collapses. Here, for example, is the Ayn Rand Institute condemning both bank bailouts and federal deposit insurance, two of the government interventions that Baker claims are consistent with Rand's philosophy.
Sunday, September 25, 2011