May 03, 2011

Taking one for the team

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that El Cabrero enjoys taking regular swipes at the ideology of Ayn Rand (methinks it doesn't rise to the level of philosophy).

Most of what I know about her views comes from her own statements, interviews, and non-fiction. However, I must admit that I haven't actually her two most influential works of fiction, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Until now.

I just started The Fountainhead. Holy turgid prose, Batman! Is this what all the shouting is about? I will keep the Gentle Reader updated about my progress, if that's the right word, through this dense forest. But I have a feeling it isn't going to be a lot of fun.

SHOCK DOCTRINE, REVISITED. Here's a rant from yours truly about the federal budget debate.

KILLING MEDICARE. Some Republicans are having second thoughts.

MILITARY SPENDING. Here are some ideas about that.


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