Sunday, September 30, 2007

Rand Bashing

I, for one, will never get sick of "Ayn Rand is crazy" barbs, in part because I myself flirted with Objectivism when I was 19.

This particularly classy quip is a time-traveler: it's taken from the original NY Times book review of Atlas Shrugged when it was published in 1957.



"Perhaps most of us have moments when we feel that it might be a good idea if the whole human race, except for us and the few nice people we know, were wiped out; but one wonders about a person who sustains such a mood through the writing of 1,168 pages and some fourteen years of work."


2 comments:

Disaster Inc. said...

Thank God for your turnaround. Frankly, watching you flirt with Objectivism at 19 was like watching a friend at a bar flirting with a really, really ugly woman, not knowing it because he is too drunk to see straight or get your hints that it's time to flee.

赵晨威 said...

Ouch. But touche.

Speaking of Ayn Rand and drunken flirting with ugliness, my uncle tells a story about being picked up by Ayn Rand at a cocktail party in New York. Apparently she was quite sexually aggressive...

Who is this, anyway? It's not the Scientist, is it? I hate science...