[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham’s Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [L.Q. cover, quotes, and images from Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2019: CLIMATE, except where noted otherwise.] [Right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to Lapham's Quarterly? … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2019: CLIMATE, pt. 5
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook, Don Watkins This is an excellent book. I approve its message. (It is presidential election season.) The book is a methodical, reasoned analysis of the self-inflicted big government altruism that is bankrupting us. It offers logical steps to reclaim the good of free … Continue reading Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION
This is a dynamic, powerful book. It is filled with in-your-face pull-no-punches logic and reason. Oh these Ayn Randians (Bernstein has written and lectured with the Ayn Rand Institute for some time). Do they never stop spouting about individual rights, freedom of choice and rational self-interest? It is a short book, 175 pages in hard cover … Continue reading CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein
This may be the longest book commentary/review I've ever written, as priceless quotes abound throughout the book and I plan to include many. All are from the 2011 paperback copy. I'm including numerous info links. Use them after your first read of the review or as you go. You choose. Trevanian's SHIBUMI. Originally published in … Continue reading SHIBUMI (understated elegance) (effortless perfection)
This movie, based on Ayn Rand's novel, was both thought provoking and enjoyable. When it ended I thought, darn! I have to wait one year for Part II to be released, and two years for Part III! (If the producers keep on schedule, and I hope they do.) I've read 'Shrugged' a couple of times … Continue reading Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (the movie)
Atlas Shrugged Movie - Get Involved. Ayn Rand's masterful philosophy novel coming to the big screen? I'll be watching.
I recently read The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction). This short book is a great overview of some of the 19th Century capitalists that built America and contributed to raising the standard of living. Contrary to popular opinion, many of them came from humble roots and worked to build their … Continue reading The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction)
But enough about you. [Let me know anyway. 🙂 ] I am far from the most avid reader one can find on the blog pages these days. However... With the aim of tempering my non-fiction reading (current events, economics, politics, Ayn Rand) I have absorbed a lot of fiction in the past few months. (The … Continue reading What are YOU reading?
I finished this great little review of the subject epic tome. A friend suggested this and CliffsNotes: FOUNTAINHEAD as good summaries to enhance one's understanding of the books. I've read them both now and I heartily agree with his assessment. As it states in the beginning of Shrugged Notes, the summary is in no way a … Continue reading CliffsNotes: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand
..edited by Robert Mayhew. Why am I reading so much fiction these days? (See my recent blogs.) In order to take a breather from THIS scholarly tome. It's not that I'm suffocating. It's that such in-depth analysis of a such a meticulously hewn, crafted, carved, and sculpted literary work as Atlas Shrugged takes my breath away. … Continue reading Essays on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”