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#1 oghond2112

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:33 AM

My English teacher has a copy of Ayn Rand's book "Fountainhead."

I FREAKED OUT once I saw it because I knew of the connection between her and Neil Peart.

I just wish it could have been "Anthem" AKA 2112.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:47 AM

Have you read it?...it's dry as dust to be honest.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:07 AM

View PostFridge, on 24 October 2017 - 07:47 AM, said:

Have you read it?...it's dry as dust to be honest.

No.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

I had a film professor in college who used it (the film version) as part of an authorship lesson, and we watched the whole thing in class.

I confess, I have never read the book.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:28 PM

She’s a bit long winded

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:30 PM

So? I'm sure every English teacher has a copy of that book lying around. Ayn Rand is highly influential and not unheard of.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:56 PM

View PostNate2112, on 24 October 2017 - 06:30 PM, said:

So? I'm sure every English teacher has a copy of that book lying around. Ayn Rand is highly influential and not unheard of.

You only eat Grey Poupon dont you?

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:23 PM

View PostNate2112, on 24 October 2017 - 06:30 PM, said:

So? I'm sure every English teacher has a copy of that book lying around. Ayn Rand is highly influential and not unheard of.
I doubt it.  She’s not well thought of these days. I doubt many would admit to owning her books for fear of being called a fascist.  It is the insult du jour.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:40 PM

View PostFridge, on 24 October 2017 - 07:47 AM, said:

Have you read it?...it's dry as dust to be honest.
I agree!  I tried, but gave up. Life's too short to waste on books you don't like. My copy was last seen going out the door with a stoner friend of my niece's- "It might be cool! You know, she had to take tons of speed to stay up and work on her books; they are so long . . ."   :wtf:

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:36 AM

The Fountainhead did for architecture what Raiders of the Lost Ark did for archaeology.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:24 AM

View PostAncient Ways, on 24 October 2017 - 10:23 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 24 October 2017 - 06:30 PM, said:

So? I'm sure every English teacher has a copy of that book lying around. Ayn Rand is highly influential and not unheard of.
I doubt it.  She’s not well thought of these days. I doubt many would admit to owning her books for fear of being called a fascist.  It is the insult du jour.

Ayn Rand could not be further from fascism. As someone who identifies with that term, I can speak with others that her views on Objectives are far from any fascist thought.

That said, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead are interesting to read from an objective (no pun intended) perspective. As for English teachers not knowing her, I'd say that's a far cry. Maybe haven't read her, but definitely know her. I'm sure not every teacher has read War & Peace or Anna Karenina but know who Tolstoy is.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 04:49 PM

View PostNate2112, on 25 October 2017 - 09:24 AM, said:

View PostAncient Ways, on 24 October 2017 - 10:23 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 24 October 2017 - 06:30 PM, said:

So? I'm sure every English teacher has a copy of that book lying around. Ayn Rand is highly influential and not unheard of.
I doubt it.  She’s not well thought of these days. I doubt many would admit to owning her books for fear of being called a fascist.  It is the insult du jour.

Ayn Rand could not be further from fascism. As someone who identifies with that term, I can speak with others that her views on Objectives are far from any fascist thought.

That said, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead are interesting to read from an objective (no pun intended) perspective. As for English teachers not knowing her, I'd say that's a far cry. Maybe haven't read her, but definitely know her. I'm sure not every teacher has read War & Peace or Anna Karenina but know who Tolstoy is.
I didn’t say she was a fascist.  Apparently you’re unaware that many people have accused her and people who enjoy her philosophy as fascists.  My point is that, in certain quarters, any connection to her or her writings can get you accused of being a fascist.  Rush and Neil in particular have been accused of being fascist due to songs like anthem and 2112.  I’m surprised you don’t already know this.  The irony being Geddy’s families history in Europe during the war.




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