Ayn Rand

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Killer Joe, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Killer Joe Active Member

    seriously, does anyone believe her ideas are still relevant in today's society?

    I wonder if today's conservatives who are being influenced by media talking heads promoting her book Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead know that she was pro-choice and pretty much hated Reagan?
  2. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I have no idea who she is. The only prominent conservative female I know is Ann Coulter.
  3. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Ann, Ayn, you mean they aren't the same?
    I guess insulating myself from cable news was a good thing.

    Am I the only on that didn't feel a need to read/watch Atlas Shrugged?
  4. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Well, I assume that it was understood that since I don't know about her, I don't know about her book so no, you're not the only one :)
  5. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Everything I know about Ayn Rand I learned from playing Bioshock.
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  6. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Ayn Rand was not what would normally be thought of as a conservative. Anyway, I want to contribute to this thread by making fun of Ayn Rand in some way, but I can't even decide where to start.

    So to seriously address the question...

    Ayn Rand's work is still relevant from a literary standpoint. Her arguments, framing devices, and such have influenced others, even those who vehemently disagree with her. I could come up with some obvious examples, but I'm lazy.

    As something that is more directly involved in contemporary politics? No, I don't think Ayn Rand's work is relevant.
  7. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Ok. I was just taking it from KJ's statement about wondering whether today's conservatives are being influenced by the media promoting her book.
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  9. TomB Administrative Assistant

    I've heard of her I guess, but I never paid much attention...:p

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