Re: From Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead

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Lew, of Rand’s four novels, The Fountainhead is surely the most unlibertarian. Anthem is a nice parable about individualism; We, The Living is her best pure novel; and Atlas Shrugged has a good portrayal of the evils of bureaucracy, statism, and collectivism. But The Fountainhead assumes Roark’s quasi-rape of Dominique Francon and his intellectual-property terrorist bombing of Cortlandt Homes are heroic and justified. Skip the novel and the movie versions of The Fountainhead.

1:28 pm on April 17, 2011