lubkin at unreasonable.com
Thu Aug 30 17:11:06 UTC 2018
>Rand had a resurgence of popularity in my circle of friends when I was in
>high school in the late 70s. I probably would have spent more time in her
>written work had I not been swamped with other urgent responsibilities.
>What is WFB's story about her?
From his 2008 book, Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater:
Mises was the dean of the Austrian school of economics.
Hitler, whom he fled in
1934, must have been the only human being who ever
intimidated Ludwig von Mises.
He was a mountain of certitudes having to do with the proper
economic life. Ayn Rand, born in St. Petersburg on the eve
of the Soviet
Revolution, was herself a center of social discipline, with
whom one differed
only at the risk of lifelong excommunication from her
kingdom of free creatures,
who lived by her (their) word, in the creation and
re-creation of life, as it
emerged in *Atlas Shrugged*.
The story went that at this little dinner, Rand contradicted
Mises on some
doctrinal point, causing the eminent professor to stop
eating and mobilize his
scorn and fury on her. Ayn Rand thereupon burst into tears
"You are treating me like an ignorant little Jewish girl!"
Mises jumped up from his chair with joy. "That is exactly
what you are!
An ignorant little Jewish girl!"
I'm not anti-Rand. But I love Mises to pises.
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