Re: MEDIA: US NEWS article on Ayn Rand -- 3/9/98

Technotranscendence (
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 20:26:30 -0500 (EST)

At 07:05 PM 3/4/98 +0000, Kathryn Aegis <> wrote:
>>In what way? There were some news items about films, and
>>a rehash of the old ARI/IOS split--old news. What's bad
>>about it? It seems accurate, respectful, even admiring.
>>And it makes Peikoff look like a loon--even better.
>I'm kind of staying out of this, because I have friends on both
>viewpoints, and I'm not enough of an objectivist to jump into the
>fray. Our local objectivist group, many of whose members were
>friends with Rand, are practically frothing at the mouth about this.

I thought the article was pretty good.

As for the split, it is old news to insiders and fellow travelers, but
perhaps not to the general public or even people who've had a bit
of exposure to the movement. In fact, some people still think
Objectivism is synonymous with the Ayn Rand Institute. That
would be akin to thinking science is equivalent to the Royal
Society. (The analogy is a stretch AND no offence to the

And I won't stay out of the fray because I've friends and enemies
in all camps!

Daniel Ust