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  •  for you and your friend, Ayn (8+ / 0-)
    “I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky.”

    -Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being

    There's also lots of folks who put Danielle Steele's and Jackie Collins' oeuvres on the NYT best seller list.  Sad.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 10:31:56 PM PDT

    •  That's funny. I can't stand flannery o'connor (1+ / 0-)
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      nancyjones

      But enjoyed reading fountainhead and atlas shrugged several times each.

      The comments in this thread are depressing.

      While I agree that ayn rand's political views are loathesome, that she herself was a hypocrite and her books have been adopted by loathesome political trolls, I do not believe her books are entirely withou merit.

      James Taggart is a poster boy for crony capitalism.

      Ellsworth Toohey captures the essence of the George Will types.

      Gail Wynand was interesting as the media tycoon that he had more power than he did.

      I enjoyed the books as fantasy/alternative universe type creations.

      With that said his diary would have been better off being published to readers and book lovers to avoid the knee jerk piling on...

      Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

      by No Exit on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 05:50:08 AM PDT

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