Ayn Rand Immersion

Posted by coaldigger 3 years, 11 months ago to Entertainment
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As a past time exercise during the COVID isolation, I have been reading some non-fiction works that I have had not read before. I am stunned at the thought that went into the Romantic Manifesto. It takes a great effort on the part of an old and never all that smart person like me to follow and it is hard to imagine the intellect of someone that could have written it. I have The Virtue of Selfishness on tap plus the fiction I have not read, Ideal. I also just watched Atlas I, II and III again. I would say that I probably had too high expectations early and didn't appreciate I as much as I should have. II would have been a lot better with the original cast and III was very weak. I will keep them together and look at them again in the future but it is a shame that there has never been enough support to do justice to this work.

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  • Posted by 3 years, 11 months ago
    I have read most of Rand and some Peikoff but the essays are difficult and require study not just reading. Rand can take anything down to the basics and find the fundamental truth. I don't accept anything because someone said it so I argue with books, essays. lectures, articles, etc. Ayn always wins.
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 3 years, 11 months ago
    Remember when Rearden noticed tumblers clicking into place. A brief re-read of the classic Rand documents helps in the same way. It gives us the words to properly express what we have long known.
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