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Surrender in The Fountainhead

By Carrie-Ann Biondi

It’s my contention, which may sound counter-intuitive to many Objectivists, that the title of this post is not an oxymoron.(1) Isn’t “surrender” a case of giving oneself up to an enemy, relinquishing ones’ values, giving in to the less-than-best? 2,269 more words

Reading List Update: August

As usual, life is moving at the speed of light and each month is over before I know it. I started reading The Fountainhead in August, but because of it’s length, I had to supplement with another (audio)book to maintain my reading streak. 144 more words

Books

Of cowardice and bravery

He asked me what I wanted to do in life. And of course, I had an answer. I knew it since I got my first diary 16 years ago and named her Dia. 286 more words

Me

Dominique Francon

She shuddered suddenly, and then she laughed. She laughed simply, completely; he saw the pale foam of the dress trembling; she stood straight, her head thrown back, like a string shaking with the vibrations of a blinding insult to him; an insult, because her laughter was not bitter or mocking, but quite simply gay.

Fiction Reading

I’m not really a big fan of fiction. I’m a big non-fiction kind of guy. I like my economics from textbooks, my ethnographies under 200 pages, my political theory in thick books, my history riddled with theory, and my law in blog form. 276 more words

Books

I Am the Only Being Whose Doom

How strange it is that I find the kind of solace in poetry that I cannot with any other human being. It is on moments like these, when reading the thoughts of someone long dead makes me think about how much more I can relate to their despondency than to the jubilant superficiality I succumb to everyday, all the time. 643 more words

Life