1905 ~ 1982

1905 ~ 1982

“Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.” – Ayn Rand

“Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.” – Ayn Rand

John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing!?i have often wondered the same thing John asks about in this segment of his most excellent show. Just one more note on Ayn Rand's philosophy ... My husband, Mark, was watching an interview with Rand on TV. When asked what would happen to all of the people who were left behind in society if no one helped them. Ayn Rand's answer was, "They will perish." Wow. Really? That's it? They will perish.

John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing!?

John Oliver: How is Ayn Rand still a thing!?i have often wondered the same thing John asks about in this segment of his most excellent show. Just one more note on Ayn Rand's philosophy ... My husband, Mark, was watching an interview with Rand on TV. When asked what would happen to all of the people who were left behind in society if no one helped them. Ayn Rand's answer was, "They will perish." Wow. Really? That's it? They will perish.

The 'Atlas Shrugged' author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness.  This story first appeared at AlterNet.

The 'Atlas Shrugged' author made selfishness heroic and caring about others weakness. This story first appeared at AlterNet.

Ayn Rand | c. 1930s, Hollywood, CA | Ayn Rand seated at her desk. The desk was a gift from her husband Frank O’Connor.

Ayn Rand | c. 1930s, Hollywood, CA | Ayn Rand seated at her desk. The desk was a gift from her husband Frank O’Connor.

Frank O'Conner, Ayn Rand's husband.

Frank O'Conner, Ayn Rand's husband.

Brenda Battle Jordan, I'am An "Ayn Rand" Fan, The Producer Of This Video Is My Husband Ken Jordan.. - YouTube

Brenda Battle Jordan, I'am An "Ayn Rand" Fan, The Producer Of This Video Is My Husband Ken Jordan.. - YouTube

It's selfish, and that's a good thing.-It’s easier to understand Rand’s obsession with selfishness as a positive virtue if you consider that she included, under her umbrella of egocentrism, good deeds that make the doer happy. She wasn’t helping her husband, you see, she was helping herself have a husband who pursued his passions.

Why You Should Support Your Spouse Financially, According to Ayn Rand

It's selfish, and that's a good thing.-It’s easier to understand Rand’s obsession with selfishness as a positive virtue if you consider that she included, under her umbrella of egocentrism, good deeds that make the doer happy. She wasn’t helping her husband, you see, she was helping herself have a husband who pursued his passions.

Ayn Rand keychain Atlas Shrugged book key by BytheBookBoutique

Ayn Rand keychain Atlas Shrugged book key by BytheBookBoutique

Richard Neutra's Josef von Sternberg House (1935). "Novelist Ayn Rand [ed note: (!)] and her husband, Frank O’Connor, an actor, relax on a patio outside the studio, which she used as her office. Rand wrote some of her 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged in the room. They lived in the house until 1951, when they moved to New York City."

Richard Neutra's Josef von Sternberg House (1935). "Novelist Ayn Rand [ed note: (!)] and her husband, Frank O’Connor, an actor, relax on a patio outside the studio, which she used as her office. Rand wrote some of her 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged in the room. They lived in the house until 1951, when they moved to New York City."

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