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The Fountainhead of human progress / El Manantial

Architecture of course… well not exactly… mind, reason, ego…

First of all, before to get the classic Rand’s opus, it’s necessary to change concepts, definitions, a matter of semantics. 3,034 more words


Saturday July 12

A large-ish pile of dance-y or electronic new wave 12 inch singles to go through today for 1 euro a pop. Lots of names I’d forgotton. 499 more words

Market Finds

Personal Growth/Self Development in Film

Frequently mentioned are the classic texts of the self-development industry. Off the top of my head, I would recall “Napoleon Hill- Think and Grow Rich”,“Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People” and Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits”. 505 more words

Personal Growth

The Folly of Libertarianism, pt. V: Ayn Rand does not Reflect Reality and is a Terrible Author

Note: this is part five, parts one, two, three, and four may be found here.

While the most dogmatic followers of Ayn Rand refer to themselves as “Objectivists”, self-described Libertarians, such as former Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, vocally express respect for the literature and political writing of Ayn Rand. 1,595 more words

History In The Media


I am reminded of Howard Roarke, the non-conformist architect in a novel written by Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead.

Funny, but sometimes I think of this fictional character as a real architect who bravely designed the first few glass and steel skyscrapers in New York City. 113 more words


The Fountainhead

When it is one of those days when you just sit by the window with a cup of tea and a book, curled up, in your most comfortable T-shirt and Pajamas, life seems worthwhile! 1,192 more words


#BookADayUK 25: Never finished it

Again, I’m going to deviate a little from today’s #BookADayUK prompt. This one’s a bit negative, isn’t it? Usually, I prefer not to talk about books I don’t like. 574 more words