[ExI] Attacking Rand

dan_ust at yahoo.com dan_ust at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 15 12:50:16 UTC 2009

--- On Wed, 6/10/09, Brent Neal <brentn at freeshell.org> wrote:
>> My personal favorite criticism of Rand is one which is
>> short, succinct, and hilarious:
>> http://lefarkins.blogspot.com/2009/03/qotd_23.html
> I also recall, as that bookish 14 year old, enjoying Anthem
> a good deal more than Atlas Shrugged.

Same here.  I also enjoyed her other two novels -- _We the Living_ and _The Fountainhead_ -- much more than _Atlas Shrugged_

> But in the Internet
> Age, where we have ample evidence of the incredible value
> that exists inside of a network, Objectivism itself seems to
> be on the road to obsolescence.

I don't know.  I think Objectivism is likely to be an influence for some time to come.  After all, there are a lot of Rand fans out there and her books remain bestsellers.  I'm not sure the Internet Age has slowed this down, though I'm not sure how to measure this.




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