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Funny… because it’s true

August 13, 2010

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”


3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2010 2:25 pm

    That gave me a good laugh.

    Rand and relativism are the two R’s I strive to avoid. That includes “Aqua Buddha” Rand Paul.

  2. jenn1964 permalink*
    August 13, 2010 7:59 pm

    Not all of Rand’s ideas are completely without merit but it is amazing how many people can never quite grasp that she was writing fiction.

  3. August 13, 2010 11:40 pm

    Agreed. I won’t say that Rand was without value as a thinker, just that “Randian” philosophy is pretty useless.

    And yeah, her fiction was… problematic, I guess you could say? A Jungian could have a field day with her stuff.

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