Friday, May 16, 2008

Ayn Rand 101

A hilarious introduction to Ayn Rand's "Philosophy" (basically outline of a course syllabus):

III: “Throw the Bawling Baby Off the Cliff”:

Joys of viewing man as a heroic being with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, where reason alone dictates values and actions and rational self-interest and happiness of the individual always comes first. Discuss.

-- Assignment: Dramatize in a one-act play involving a dying mother and her only son’s need to sell her apartment for money to finance his vacation in Cancun.

via bookforum


Madhat said...

Alok, that was simply fabulous. Thanks for sharing! I am passing it along...

Alok said...

glad you liked it. This may be of interest too.

Madhat said...

I had an 'aha!' moment when I read this - 'Rand is the only novelist whose work has been read by every single US Congressman'.
That was a really well written article.