[ExI] Attacking Rand

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Tue Jun 9 18:57:28 UTC 2009

Ah, come on ... "The Fountainhead" movie! Gary Cooper all manly man  
and Patricia Neal as the deep-voiced beauty who allures him to her and  
who he causes to beg for more. King Vidor, the director, also directed  
War and Piece (Tolstoy) with Hepburn and Fonda.  Not so *hot* as The  
Fountain, but nonetheless it's an American classic.

    Gregory Peck and
Quoting Eschatoon Magic <eschatoon at gmail.com>:

> I am frequently surprised by how often the name of Rand appears on the
> list. I tried often reading some of her novels, but always gave up
> after a few pages because I found them too boring. My impression is
> that she was a very minor writer, with some interesting ideas like
> most writers, but certainly not one of the major writers of thinkers
> of the 20th century.
> I would not agree on the proposed use of her novels in the toilet
> because in my opinion no writer deserves that (try writing a novel
> yourself and see what I mean), but I don't understand the positive or
> negative fascination with Rand that so many people on this list seem
> to have. Can anyone explain it to me? Here in Europe most learned
> people have no idea of who she was.
> --
> Eschatoon Magic
> http://cosmeng.org/index.php/Eschatoon
> aka Giulio Prisco
> http://cosmeng.org/index.php/Giulio_Prisco
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