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The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead

by Ayn Rand

I don’t think I understood this book.

I understood parts of it. The hero, Howard Roark, is intended, I think, to represent the ideal man in Ayn Rand’s terms: he is self-made, dependent upon no one else, answers to no one but himself, acts for no other reason than his self-interest. 1,732 more words

Book Review

Best Book for Your Spirit Animal

It’s hard to find ways to fill the time while driving and I am currently on a driving-heavy vacation up the New England coast. As the wheels rolled on during our first stretch, we discussed Game of Thrones, the new Star Trek series, Koko the gorilla, 500 year-old sharks and spirit animals. 919 more words

Books

Then he swiped his credit card to pay me for arresting him

I was shooting heroin

and reading “The Fountainhead”

in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser

when a call came in.

I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. 690 more words

Ellsworth Toohey Reveals Himself To Peter Keating. "The Fountainhead," by Ayn Rand, 1943.

From Jeffrey A. Friedberg, News Man

One World Elite Rulers

Marxism – Communism

Brainwashing – Mind Control

Enslavement of the Human Race – by Masters Of The Universe… 710 more words

The Fountainhead

“Howard Roark laughed.

He stood naked at the edge of a cliff. The lake lay far below him. A frozen explosion of granite burst in flight to the sky over motionless water. 325 more words

Writing

Consequences of Farsightedness

by Atreyee Sikdar

As he prepared to part ways from me, the client carefully unhooked from the rack his ornate robe that embodied the likes of nothing but medieval musings, dusted the same, and vehemently shut the door on his way out with a sense that could be best observed as a pastiche of satisfaction, salience and exhilaration. 1,227 more words

History

The Shadow of Grenfell Towers

Today’s New York Times long read on the Grenfell Towers tragedy is heartbreaking, maddening, and frightening.

Heartbreaking because those who lived and died there trusted government to have  their safety as the paramount objective; maddening because both Tory and Labour governments put the profits of business ahead of the safety of their citizens; frightening because Tr**p and his  rapacious Randian Cabinet are… 278 more words