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September 20, 2006


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Loved The Jungle. And am totally stealing this meme! ;)

You are NOT a freak. Ayn Rand is AMAZING.

Keep the answers coming. I love reading them.

I know who Ayn Rand is. And I think I entered the same contest (which I didn't win). ;)

Cooch cream? Were they serious?

Did you miss hear it and they meant "pooch" cream? Like for your dog?

Takin Chances: No misunderstanding. The commercial was for a "gift" shop in town.

Could I have worded that last question more awkwardly?!

Cooch cream, Frema, you slay me!

Of course I know of Ayn Rand. As a libertarian, she is one of the pantheon of thinkers that changed the way I look at things.

While her legacy is anything but sacrosanct, her ideas at the time they were conceived were revolutionary.

I think that academics don't take her seriously because she threatens a lot of the philosophical assumptions that the modern academy takes for granted.

Of her "fictional" works, I think Atlas Shrugged is the best. Of the others, I like The Virtue of Selfishness and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.

I also, if you have not already done so, recommend Leonard Peikoff's Introduction to Objectivist Epistomology and (as a counterpoint) Christopher Schiabarra's Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical.

Great entry Frema! And you have CLEARLY taken your education much more seriously than I... I don't think I earned 15 credits after two semesters (I blame Smoochie).

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