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43. You slogged through "Mein Kampf" AND "The Fountainhead"? You have great endurance
Two crappier writers never put pen to paper than Hitler and Rand. One wrote incomprehensible, verbose garbage; the other wrote boring, verbose garbage. (You decide which is which.)

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  -The Psychopathology of Ayn Rand Prophet 451  Mar-01-10 04:01 AM   #0 
  - Any talk of Ayn Rand always brings this to mind...  Chulanowa   Mar-01-10 04:12 AM   #1 
  - Not sure if I should laugh or cry n/t  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 04:19 AM   #2 
  - Charles Atlas Shrugged  Dogmudgeon   Mar-01-10 04:27 AM   #3 
  - Every time /lit/ (4chan) has a Ayn Rand thread, it turns into a shitstorm.  Jkid   Mar-01-10 04:35 AM   #4 
  - I can understand that  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 04:44 AM   #6 
     - Makes perfect sense...  Jkid   Mar-01-10 04:51 AM   #7 
     - "Swarm" is a good word  nxylas   Mar-01-10 12:50 PM   #27 
        - I always thought that too  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 01:53 PM   #34 
           - Yes, but HuffPo is a single, high-profile site  nxylas   Mar-01-10 04:23 PM   #56 
  - The dangers of utopian thinking  Lars77   Mar-01-10 04:38 AM   #5 
  - I'm not sure if Rand's ideas were utopian  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 04:52 AM   #8 
  - But i think the politicians are a bit different than Rand.  Lars77   Mar-01-10 05:06 AM   #9 
  - I believe the author you're referring to is Kevin Phillips  LongTomH   Mar-02-10 08:17 AM   #73 
  - I don't think either Stalin, Pol Pot, or Hitler themselves were utopian on the slightest  liberation   Mar-01-10 03:04 PM   #41 
     - I hadm't considered your last point  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 03:24 PM   #47 
     - to use her own demented "novels" as proof of a reality which never existed,  AlbertCat   Mar-01-10 05:26 PM   #57 
        - Well, the Scientologists did it with L. Ron Hubbard!!!  BrklynLiberal   Mar-01-10 08:30 PM   #63 
  - Kick. Lookin' good. Later. nt  Smarmie Doofus   Mar-01-10 05:39 AM   #10 
  - Cheers n/t  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 05:49 AM   #11 
  - I read some Rand in college - Atlas Shrugged. I was initially taken  geckosfeet   Mar-01-10 06:04 AM   #12 
  - Market Totalitarianism  jsmithsen   Mar-01-10 06:08 AM   #13 
  - "To the Libertarian the market contains its own checks and balances"  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 06:23 AM   #15 
     - Indeed, I also find it interesting that just like religious people, libertarians  liberation   Mar-01-10 03:10 PM   #45 
  - Big Government Conservatism  jsmithsen   Mar-01-10 06:15 AM   #14 
  - I read her when I was too young to understand the references in this  saltpoint   Mar-01-10 06:25 AM   #16 
  - In reality  azurnoir   Mar-01-10 06:47 AM   #17 
  - Of course  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 09:16 AM   #22 
  - .  snagglepuss   Mar-01-10 06:50 AM   #18 
  - I thought she was a sociopath...  druidity33   Mar-01-10 06:55 AM   #19 
  - Errr  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 07:49 AM   #20 
  - I'm convinced upon reading about her fantasy/obsession w/ a child killer  Echo In Light   Mar-01-10 09:21 AM   #23 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Mar-01-10 08:05 AM   #21 
  - [rolls eyes]  dem mba   Mar-01-10 12:23 PM   #24 
  - Ahem.  Lyric   Mar-01-10 12:32 PM   #25 
  - I would recommend anybody read Ayn Rand. Both the Left and Right don't 'get' her.  TwentyFive   Mar-01-10 01:33 PM   #29 
  - Rand opposed Racism & Theocracy - when many democrats supported Jim Crow laws and Prayer in schools.  TwentyFive   Mar-01-10 01:45 PM   #31 
  - Which is why I used her actual published words  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 01:46 PM   #33 
  - Exactly  MattBaggins   Mar-01-10 03:05 PM   #42 
  - when many democrats supported Jim Crow laws and Prayer in schools.  AlbertCat   Mar-01-10 05:36 PM   #58 
  - There is nothing to get.  MattBaggins   Mar-01-10 03:03 PM   #40 
  - People who tend to put words and actions on dead people...  liberation   Mar-01-10 03:16 PM   #46 
  - As would I.  Ka hrnt   Mar-01-10 08:04 PM   #62 
  - There is a difference  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 01:45 PM   #32 
  - Christianity has been discredited???  dem mba   Mar-01-10 03:32 PM   #50 
     - I said Christian *THEOCRACY* had been discredited n/t  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 04:03 PM   #54 
     - I don't think the term "discredited" means what you think it means...  liberation   Mar-01-10 08:45 PM   #64 
  - You slogged through "Mein Kampf" AND "The Fountainhead"? You have great endurance  AlienGirl   Mar-01-10 03:08 PM   #43 
  - well I couldn't get through Moby Dick  dem mba   Mar-01-10 03:37 PM   #52 
     - No, I believe the whale actually caught them.  enuegii   Mar-01-10 09:56 PM   #66 
  - But does the shoe fit or not?  dbmk   Mar-02-10 04:10 AM   #69 
  - my point is that I don't care if Rand is a psychopath  dem mba   Mar-02-10 10:04 PM   #86 
  - I give your attempt at establishing a false assumption a 5 out of 10. Real sloppy job there...  liberation   Mar-02-10 04:57 PM   #81 
  - so your problem is with how people react to a piece of literature?  dem mba   Mar-02-10 10:01 PM   #85 
  - Dismissive because it's a smear.  Ka hrnt   Mar-02-10 07:50 PM   #84 
  - I think she's got the "pathological  DirkGently   Mar-01-10 12:45 PM   #26 
  - That's exactly what it means  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 01:40 PM   #30 
  - Ayn Rand was a bodice in search of a ripper. aka: A "real" man.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-01-10 12:54 PM   #28 
  - I think you're being too kind.  TygrBright   Mar-01-10 02:26 PM   #35 
  - lol  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 02:42 PM   #36 
     - When you want to gouge your own eyeballs out by page three...  TygrBright   Mar-01-10 02:48 PM   #37 
        - I thought that was just me  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 03:00 PM   #39 
           - When I finished Atlas Shrugged, I felt very angry that this hack had stolen all that time  liberation   Mar-01-10 03:30 PM   #48 
              - An actually virtuous person...  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 07:08 PM   #61 
  - I read those two excruciating boring books  ismnotwasm   Mar-01-10 02:56 PM   #38 
  - The right wingers desparately try to ignore her strong atheism  JPZenger   Mar-01-10 03:10 PM   #44 
     - The right wingers desparately try to ignore her strong atheism  AlbertCat   Mar-01-10 05:53 PM   #60 
  - Libertarianism/Republicanism = Legendary Selfishness  grahamhgreen   Mar-01-10 03:30 PM   #49 
  - Isn't this an Alternet article?  Javaman   Mar-01-10 03:33 PM   #51 
  - I feel better now, knowing there is a Supreme Court Justice who requires his clerks...  liberation   Mar-01-10 03:52 PM   #53 
  - No but thank you n/t  Prophet 451   Mar-01-10 04:07 PM   #55 
  - It seems like you lifted directly from it. nt  Javaman   Mar-01-10 05:40 PM   #59 
  - The Fountainhead is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's favorite book  AlbertCat   Mar-02-10 12:24 PM   #79 
  - Quote for the day  salib   Mar-01-10 08:47 PM   #65 
  - A thoughtful, provocative, and handsomely written post, Prophet.  saltpoint   Mar-01-10 10:05 PM   #67 
  - No, thank you n/t  Prophet 451   Mar-02-10 07:43 AM   #70 
  - Rand is dead. Get over her  tcaudilllg   Mar-02-10 01:03 AM   #68 
  - Love to  Prophet 451   Mar-02-10 07:49 AM   #71 
  - The thing is with literature, though, is that even after the author has  saltpoint   Mar-02-10 08:25 AM   #74 
  - I'd like to have a concise collection of anti-Christian quotes of hers to use when it comes up.  FormerDittoHead   Mar-02-10 07:53 AM   #72 
  - This is as good a summary of Ayn Rand's philosophy and character as I've seen  Time for change   Mar-02-10 10:24 AM   #75 
  - Thanks, man n/t  Prophet 451   Mar-02-10 12:07 PM   #78 
  - I started college as an architecture major  PurpleChez   Mar-02-10 10:56 AM   #76 
  - As an Architect, I was interested in reading The Fountainhead,  keith the dem   Mar-02-10 01:00 PM   #80 
     - I have a PhD in Engineering and have to deal with randbots on an almost hour basis  liberation   Mar-02-10 05:07 PM   #82 
  - Should've said in first post...  PurpleChez   Mar-02-10 10:56 AM   #77 
  - Reject civil societies, think 'animal kingdom' survival of the weaseliest  upi402   Mar-02-10 05:12 PM   #83 
  - I'm an "athieist" as you would say, but I can't stand Ayn Rand's philosophy.  Ladyhawk   Mar-02-10 10:17 PM   #87 
     - Didn't mean to  Prophet 451   Mar-02-10 10:33 PM   #88 
 

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