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Friday, April 22, 2011

Ayn Rand has a Tea Party?

Click the Title to see the article!  You should take the time and listen to the clip ... interesting item about "educational" enterprises and scholarships.  The article just makes it all more timely.  And a group on campus with "regular" lectures in Granger Hall brings all the events full circle!

Juxtaposition always brings surprise. 

The Tea Party and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand is a cult figure for Tea Party types, but if a bad movie gets them reading, they may be surprised by her ideas by Megan Gibson 4/22/11 UK

From the article -
...The movie's publicity has only propelled sales yet higher – the opening weekend saw the book version of Atlas Shrugged shoot to the No 4 spot on Amazon's bestseller list.
So, while the Tea Party's promotion of Rand has made a splash, Objectivists can take comfort knowing that the impact has largely been on book sales. If one has to delve into Randian territory, it's better to go straight to the master's words rather than a choice interpretation of them or convenient soundbites.

From OTM: On The Media: Object Lesson May 9,2008 ... about 12 minutes

Think you know reality? Ayn Rand did, and through her novels and nonfiction she gave legions of followers a practical philosophy by which to live. Brooke looks at the enduring legacy of the original Objectivist.

I missed it ... on campus ... regularly?!

From email / flyer -


Thursday, April 21st at 7:00pm
Granger Hall
Morgridge Auditorium

America was founded on the principle of individual rights—the idea that each person has a right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.  Since the country’s founding, however, Americans have increasingly accepted a morality that is incompatible with rights, namely, altruism: the notion that
being moral consists in self-sacrificially serving others. ...

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