Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Atlas Sold, I Shrugged

Well, it looks like today is Ayn Rand's birthday. Going over my nightly blog rounds, it seems like there isn't much I can say that hasn't already been said. Her fictional writings were populated with wooden characters that spoke in monolouges. Her non-fiction was filled with careless factual errors and reasoning pitfalls. She might be a best selling author, but I can't buy what she was selling.

I'm suprised that NO ONE mentioned Ayn Rand's anti-feminism! She literally thought men were the dominant sex. It's implicit in her fiction and she explained her belief openly in her book "The New Left". This really makes the Randroid pill to swallow for me.

Thanks to Jacqueline Paisley Passey for the initial tip. http://jacquelinepassey.blogs.com/blog/2005/02/happy_birthday_.html