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Why Read Classics

When I was younger, I made a goal one summer to read 20 classic books in one summer. My classics ranged from epic poetry about Greek heroes to science fiction books that my parents thought of as classics. 506 more words

"Hold Back the Rain," TOMORROW at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

“Don’t Let It Go Unheard” returns this week with a selection of recent news stories and other topics inspired by lyrics to Duran Duran’s 1982 song, “Hold Back the Rain.” See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss. 584 more words

Don't Let It Go...Unheard

So I've Read Atlas Shrugged and I Kinda Like It, I Guess

There are different kinds of ideology in literary works. There’s the obviously evil, straightforward and widely acknowledged one, like in Mein Kampf; there’s the concealed one, but pretty easy to uncover, like in classical fairy tales (for a reference, think Angela Carter); there’s the complicated one, or a certain system of ideologies manipulated by the author himself, like in Pynchon’s early works (think order and chaos). 315 more words

Atlas Shrugged

Finally completed Atlas Shrugged and it was above and beyond expectations. The philosophical underpinnings of the book resonated for some parts with my beliefs, while other parts was quite diametrically opposite to my own ideology. 310 more words

Radical RAND: The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand - 2011 reminder

I have to say, I do not usually read articles from Maureen Dowd but this one about ayn rand grabbed my attention … and still relevant imo… 1,253 more words

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Paul Ryan and ayn rand ... a reminder of contradictions

I don’t know about you but if you grew up with a certain teaching or dogma and you are now in your mid-forties … it is going to be hard to convince folks that you now reject a philosophy after only a couple of hours later –  just saying


Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

I can’t decide what to read! I’m in one of those moods where I’m incapable of making decisions, even little, inconsequential ones. I just sit on the couch and ‘think’ which is actually just staring into space with my brain flicking from one thought to another, but engaging with none of them. 279 more words

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