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Lindsay Perigo - SOLO founder's curriculum vitae:

George Reisman - the world's premier free market economist:

Bosch Fawstin - KASS cartoonist working on a graphic novel, The Infidel,
taking on all those who had a good day on 9/11:

Ayn Rand Center - Objectivism Heavy:

The Atlas Society - Objectivism Lite:

Jeff Perren - sharp commentary: www.shavingleviathan.blogspot....

Peter Cresswell (PC) - more sharp commentary, NZ-oriented:

Ayn Rand's Analysis of the New Left "Student Rebellion"

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in the 1970's exposed a movement by students, acting on the worst of philosophical ideas being taught in the university classroom, to introduce force as a legitimate expression of political ideas. And so universities around the country were halted by student sit-ins and teach-ins, political conventions were surrounded by swirling riots, and the militant Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army picked up guns and bombs to express their disagreement with capitalism.

The arresting three-part article in which Ayn Rand exposed every premise, every root, and every hypocrisy and contradiction of the New Left movement was "The Cashing-In: The Student Rebellion." This gave a whole generation of Objectivists on campuses around the country the ammunition to move into opposition to the so-called rebellion. At the time, this inspired me to write a novel, "The Way The Wind Blew: Battling America's First Terrorists."

Given the times, however, no publisher was interested in a novel written in the heroic, Romantic tradition, and dealing within the context of a thriller with the true nature of the violence underway--and the complicity in it by many faculty members, including the Old Leftists. Now, with the ability to publish independently on Amazon, these gatekeepers no longer can block novels that don't fit their politics and philosophy. And so, I have revised, refined, and re-ignited the novel and published it on Amazon to some wonderful reviews.

The novel came out at a fortunate time, since the new movie starring Robert Redford has hit the theaters with a full-blown attempt to dramatize the courage and idealism of the Weather Underground bombers and stick-up guys and to put their violence "in context" to excuse it. Many articles and reviews by libertarians and Objectivists have exposed the lies in this movie; these reviews are easily found by Googling. But "The Way The Wind Blew" casts the story into the form of a thriller driven by the full drama and interplay of the street violence with the moral fervor on campus and the love affair of faculty members with such groups as the Black Panthers. Surrounding it all, of course, is the atmosphere of "sexual liberation" that became such dogma that the Weather Underground forbade any one-on-one relationships among its troops. Let communal sharing begin!

I do not want to give the URL for finding this novel on Amazon because that may not be appropriate on this site. But I do have an author page on Amazon that presents all my novels, books of poetry, short story collection, and a polemic about the Second-Amendment rights entitled, "Nothing But A Gun." Thanks for listening and if you decide to try the novel, but all means let me know how you like it. Here is a thumbnail image of the cover...

Glad to have found SOLO

curtis edward clark's picture

I've known about SOLO for sometime. I've even quoted it. Why I didn't realize it was an online community is beyond me!

When I write it is with Objectivist ontology as my rock. I have published most of my blogs on Scribd

I also use Yahoo Answers just for the fun of using Objectivist epistemology, and thereby introducing it to many who never heard of it. It also pisses some people off, which is ok. The blog article I reference the most on YA is called "If A Tree Falls in the Forest: The Primacy of Existence", in which I argue that the question has nothing to do with the definition of "sound" or of "noise", but rather with the question of whether existence or consciousness is primary to the answer. http://freeassemblage.blogspot...

I will be examining SOLO in detail in the future. Please feel free to email me.

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