Re: Atlas shrugged
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 01:50:10 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 23 Jun 1997, Tony B. Csoka wrote:

> I started reading "Atlas Shrugged" a few weeks ago, and just couldn't
> bring myself to finish it. It is so badly written that I am not going to waste
> any more time on.
> The concepts that Rand tries so heroically to convey in her novel should
> have been left to her mentor, Nietzsche.

Sayeth Miss Rand after reading Nietzche's "The Birth of Tragedy:
He is "statedly anti-reason. He said that reason is an inferior faculty,
that drunken-orgy emotions were supereior. That finished him as a
spiritual ally." (from the biography by Barbara Branden, "The Passion of
Ayn Rand"

I found "Atlas Shrugged" to be very ingaging, and have taken many valuable
lessons from her philosophy, as well as some that are best unlearned. I
haven't read any Nietzche, but would like to-- I dig drunken-orgies. ;->

Michael Bowling
"I am, therefore I Jam."