Ayn Rand

The smallest minority on earth is the individual

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2017

-Ayn Rand

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Re: From Whittaker Chambers’ Review of Atlas Shrugged

by Scott Morales April 17, 2015
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In reference to Steve’s post. There is an excellent account of this internecine feud within the ranks in George Nash’s book The Conservative Intellectual Movement since 1945.  Some conservatives supported Rand, others however, were in Whittaker’s camp, including some of the biggies.  One being Russell Kirk (Burkean champion) of whom Nash said, “While Kirk supported […]

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From Whittaker Chambers’ Review of Atlas Shrugged

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2015
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An excerpt from Whittaker Chambers 1957 review of  Atlas Shrugged.  Ouch. Atlas Shrugged can be called a novel only by devaluing the term. It is a massive tract for the times. Its story merely serves Miss Rand to get the customers inside the tent, and as a soapbox for delivering her Message. The Message is […]

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Notable Quotes from Dalrymple and Rand

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2013
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I posted this at the bottom of Skip’s followup post (here) to one I published earlier (here).  I thought they needed a bit more light that they are likley to find in a comment. “Psychological distress expands to meet the supply of publicly funded services available to reduce it.”-Dr. Theodore Dalrymple “The man, who produces, […]

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Memorial Day, Liberty-&-Freedom, and the military draft

by Tim Condon May 28, 2012

The quote below is from an article in today’s Union Leader by Vietnam Navy veteran Jim Adams (he was in the Navy and in Vietnam around the same time I was in the Marines in Vietnam): “In 1940, as World War II loomed, Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie gave his support to his opponent — […]

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Atlas Shrugged – The Movie?

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2011

Someone said this was one of the most anticipated movies…..I….no, I was not anticipating it. In fact I didn’t know they were making it. And having watched the trailer, the first two words to come to my mind were ‘Red Box.’

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