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To: InterceptPoint
Actually, Chambers realized that Rand's atheistic materialism was no more valuable than Marx's atheistic materialism.

Rand's heroes are selfish, barren fornicators. Like herself.

35 posted on 04/16/2011 6:27:22 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
Rand's heroes are selfish, barren fornicators. Like herself.

Chambers put it this way:

Yet from the impromptu and surprisingly gymnastic matings of heroine and three of the heroes, no children — it suddenly strikes you — ever result. The possibility is never entertained. And indeed, the strenuously sterile world of Atlas Shrugged is scarcely a place for children. You speculate that, in life, children probably irk the author and may make her uneasy.

They no doubt made her more than "uneasy": Rand's entire philosophy collapses when confronted with the reality of parenthood. We are, after all, and in direct contradiction of Rand, the means to our children's ends -- and morally obligated to be so.

What else, except "damned fraud," can you call a person whose supposedly rational philosophy can't account for the propagation of the species?

36 posted on 04/16/2011 6:36:40 PM PDT by r9etb
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