Ayn Rand, obligatory?

Jim Jaszewski jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Wed Sep 20 13:25:40 MDT 1995


On Wed, 20 Sep 1995, Chris M. Sciabarra wrote:

> > 	This must've been 20 years ago, but I feel absolutely NO desire to
> > read Rand -- I don't even have the time to read the REAL geniuses -- like
> > Marx.  I don't know too much about `Objectivism', but I'm sure it has
> > stolen from Marxism, and if I _need_ to, I'll find out what I have to know
> > about it -- otherwise, _screw_ Ayn Rand and all her disciples.
>
> Jim - Yes.. we've gone down this road before... but I have to say that
> while I am not a "disciple," I do think she's had plenty of good to say,
> except that I fear at this point, having been called "smug" and a
> "smartass," I don't know if I'm up to getting screwed as well.  Gee...
> this is starting to feel like a gang-up!  :)

	As long as you're a serious and competent scholar, objectively
studying `Objectivism', I have no complaints.

	However; to me, pointing out Ayn Rand's good points is like
pointing to Adolf Hitler's vegetarianism as a sign of his nascent
humanitarianism...  :>



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