Perception is reality. (Isn't it? Sometimes?) Time is a ring. A year of time is a ring, that is. It stands vertical as though one were facing it and the year proceeds counter-clockwise (of course), from right to left over the top of the ring, down the left side arc, across the bottom arc, and … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2014: Time
[Categories: LAPHAM'S QUARTERLY, LITERATURE, Philosophy, Reading.] Ref. my previous post on The Future, Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011, The Future, I finished reading this back issue. (Now I can start on my newly arrived Spring 2012 issue ANIMALS.) Were it not for Lapham's Q I might never have been exposed to so many great writers and … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011, The Future. Final thoughts.
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
Does time have you? Do you care? A friend and his references to the Fall 2011 issue of Lapham's Quarterly THE FUTURE, as well as a night in the hospital recently, got me thinking about my mortality. As I've grown older, retired, and plotted my potential income and expense for the rest of my potential … Continue reading Do you have time…? (Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011: The Future)
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”