Posted by farid from customer-148-233-78-77.uninet.net.mx (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 at 1:21PM :
In Reply to: The Fountainhead Shrugged posted by Jeff from d14-69-62-196.try.wideopenwest.com (184.108.40.206) on Monday, June 30, 2003 at 10:23PM :
People were sincerely afraid in the 30īs and 40īs and they didnīt much enjoy being allied and then forced to be grateful to Communist Russia for beating Hitler. But as so often happens, they circled the wagons...then as now, believing that as bad as things might be...thinking too deeply about home grown ills might just lead to total disillusionment and collapse...and so they took the opposite tack...NOTHING was wrong with America except the sissies and drooling people who dared question anything...if success was killing us, then we needed MORE success, not less...because probing too much m,ight mean we lose everything.
There is no substitute for courgae in the end...
Itīs also possible that Rand, like other authors and journalists was sort of "on the payroll".
I enjoyed her literary style too...and remember, no heroic man wants to conquer a sure thing...no more than a mighty white hunter wants to shoot a sick lion...the more lofty and heroic the damsel...the more meaningful her ultimate capitulation...as if it took THAT much of a man to subdue her.
After youīve come out the other end of your second Rand novel and taken a break...try reading her, "Anthem"...itīs a MUCH shorter novel set in the future...simple, unforced and no raging hormones. It was the first book of herīs I read and I liked it a lot better than the others I plowed through.
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