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  • Whittaker Chambers 1957 Review of Ayn Rand

    01/09/2013 2:43:48 AM PST · 46 of 49
    DiscoProJoe to stfassisi

    Hi stfassisi,

    Thanks for the recommendation. I might look at it a little when I have the time, although I can’t guarantee it will change my views.

    Likewise, you (and everyone) can check out an article I wrote this past October. It covers the topic of abusive manipulation tactics, and how to be less susceptible to them.

    Happy reading!

  • Whittaker Chambers 1957 Review of Ayn Rand

    01/08/2013 2:28:04 PM PST · 44 of 49
    DiscoProJoe to stfassisi

    What an incredibly boring review. I just watched the recent documentary, “Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged,” and it presents this article as the “most scathing review” the novel ever received in the months following its publication in 1957.

    So I googled it, hoping to be humorously entertained by some stubborn, grumpy old geezer screaming insult after insult — line by line — but all I got was a boring mumbo-jumbo lecture with a worldview opposite of mine. The only valid point he makes is about the novel’s characters being too black and white (i.e., all-good or all-evil), but actually, Rand created them for dramatic effect.

    Anyway, I want my 15 minutes back, so I can go spend it with my fellow atheistic, individualistic friends here in lovely capitalist China, where I’m happily building my life and living my values!