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The Passion of the Critics of Ayn Rand's Critics (reprised to mark the death of Rand arch-critic Nathaniel Branden)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-02-25 07:18

The Affair … The Break … The Affair Revealed (The Passion of Ayn Rand) … Peikoff in denial … Judgment Day … Anti-Peikovian backlash … IOS-TOC … The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics … Ancient History … Yawn … Better Things to Do …

Recent Comments:
Yup — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2014-12-19 01:56
Remarkable — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-12-19 01:42
is as it seems — by Brant Gaede on Thu, 2014-12-18 14:37

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Why Ayn Rand Wouldn't Find a Literary Agent Today: My Critique of Contemporary Literature (Oh, And JM Keynes)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2014-12-02 22:17

 

I left Lindsay’s generous blogging umbrella roughly two years ago to try and gain a profile of my own from which to maybe market a novel (still in progress). If my blog was heading for a particular place, then it’s my recent post on the state of contemporary English literature, which on the way answers why Ayn Rand most probably wouldn’t find an agent today, let alone a publisher. There are several footnotes back to SOLO.

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Appearance 2 — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 19:17
Appearances 1 — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 19:14
Thanks Linz, Gregster & — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 08:39

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Which laws should we scrap?

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:03

In a historic move, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is asking people to submit ideas about which UK laws need to be scrapped.

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Miliband lives in a Marxist Universe says PM. — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:42
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-10-02 15:04
A secular miracle set the English-speaking peoples apart — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-09-25 11:47

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The UN—Where Good and Evil Stand as Equals [Was: Dollars for Despots]

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Submitted by PhilipD on Tue, 2010-01-19 07:18

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Dollars for Despots

Philip Duck
January 20, 2010

Yet another hopeless talkfest kicks off today as officials from the morally bankrupt United Nations meet the wholly corrupt ministers and bureaucrats of 15 Asian and Pacific Island states tagged, ‘Least-developed countries.’ (LDCs)

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UN brewing up new goals — by PhilipD on Fri, 2013-10-04 09:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Algeria — by PhilipD on Sun, 2012-09-30 09:52
Phillip & Marcus - a bit late but here was EARTH HOUR — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:17

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Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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Astounding! — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-10-31 09:19
All hail the mellotron — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2013-06-07 14:58
Cloud Atlas! — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-06-07 12:16

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The Great Global Warming Swindle!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12

Surprise, surprise.

You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Watch it while you can, here is the link below.

Recent Comments:
Bob Carter and ARI — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-29 08:27
"Think for yourself" — by gregster on Sun, 2013-11-10 02:17
Shale gas is Rearden Metal — by Marcus on Mon, 2013-09-09 12:59

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SOLO Credo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.

  • "The total passion for the total height."
  • Rational passion and passionate reason.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • "This above all, to thine own self be true."
Recent Comments:
In " Fountainhead" the total — by 0 on Fri, 2011-06-17 21:25
Tonytowner — by Kasper on Wed, 2010-05-05 23:12
Haven't seen this type of — by tonytowner on Wed, 2010-05-05 10:55

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ACHTUNG!!

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Submitted by administrator on Wed, 2008-09-24 02:00

Please read and absorb the webmaster's exhortation here re copying and pasting whole articles from other sites without permission.


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How to insert images into a reply...

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-09-23 04:43

It's a simple two step process.

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You post it on a thread... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-11-25 15:35
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-11-14 18:46
Yes you can... — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-11-14 09:18

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Guidelines for Posters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-01 07:50

Anyone who signs up to SOLOPassion.com is free to post here, unmoderated.

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Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-15 01:09
Media Release — by robbo on Wed, 2013-03-06 08:47
Thoughts on Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-12-19 17:37

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KASS Quote of the Century: Steven Mallory's Drooling Beast

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54

"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?

Recent Comments:
Dragons Needing to be Slain — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-11-10 10:21
Perhaps — by Kasper on Sun, 2014-11-09 21:28
Brendan and Daniel — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2010-05-03 20:33

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Rand Query

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2014-12-13 22:47

Hopefully I'm not going daft, but I've always had it in my mind Atlas Shrugged had a previous working title of 'Last Man in the World' ... or something of that order?

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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-12-16 17:07
Mark — by gregster on Tue, 2014-12-16 06:46
Cheers Kyrel I'd not known of — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2014-12-16 02:00

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Turan Dursun

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2014-08-30 22:37

An ex Imam, assassinated by jihadist savages in 1990.


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Mankind's Doomsday?

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-22 00:44

Eugenic superhumans, self-aware computers, and superior space aliens are extremely unlikely to enslave or exterminate mankind. This is so, no matter how much we well deserve it!

Recent Comments:
I'd back you on this one Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2014-05-08 04:50
Mankind's Final and Worst Mistake Ever? — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-05-03 17:11
Food for Thought — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-04-02 02:56

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The Language of Liberation

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-01 07:20

We may need a new vocabulary for political liberty. Some of the current and accepted welfare state language -- even going back over 5000 years, to Sumaria and Eqypt -- seems loose and awful.


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BISSELL ON DIM-PART II

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 16:41

In this post, I want to talk about the section “Syllogisms and DIM Mixtures: A Not So Ominous Parallel” in Roger Bissell’s review of DIM in the December, 2013 issue of JARS.


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BISSELL ON DIM

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 14:28

Bissell on DIM

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DIM and Dull — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-31 18:27
gregster — by seddon on Tue, 2013-12-31 17:00
Fred — by gregster on Tue, 2013-12-31 05:15

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Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 21:30

Another post, while I still can. One of my favourite pieces of classical music, one which really stirs my soul, played by Valentina Lisitsa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...


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Jamie Whyte

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 20:59

My one and only blog entry on SOLO while I still can, this is perhaps more politics than philosophy, but it concerns a philosopher (ex-Cambridge University lecturer no less) who may be able to pull th


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SCHOPENHAUER ON KANT

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2013-11-26 21:57

I write the post in order to recommend Schopenhauer to Soloists. Specifically, the Appendix to his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation. Now why should this be of interest to Soloists?

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Lindsay — by seddon on Sat, 2013-11-30 21:09
Fred — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-11-29 20:24
Lindsay — by seddon on Fri, 2013-11-29 19:47

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'They're Made Out of Meat'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 06:17

Remarkably good and brief sci-fi story from 1990 by Terry Bisson: http://www.terrybisson.com/pag...

Excerpt:

They're Made Out of Meat

by Terry Bisson


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Selfishness or Selffulness, Does It Matter?

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Submitted by Pepe Estrepo on Tue, 2013-10-22 19:51

Lindsay Perigo’s idea of replacing the concept of selfishness with selffulness, or something similar, is a bright light of forward thinking in a rather conformist Objectivist culture that often treats Ayn Rand as the living God.

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Pepe — by tvr on Tue, 2013-10-29 01:15
If you read my posts you — by Pepe Estrepo on Mon, 2013-10-28 19:44
Pepe — by tvr on Fri, 2013-10-25 02:24

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Ted Cruz. Leader.

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Submitted by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2013-10-18 21:09

THIS Objectivist wants to take off his hat and salute the heroic actions of conservative Ted Cruz.

Recent Comments:
Pepe — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-10-28 21:55
Lindsay — by Pepe Estrepo on Mon, 2013-10-28 20:05
Linz, I Will CRUSH You! — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2013-10-26 21:48

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An Amusing "First" for The Great Romantic Revolution in The Arts

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-06 00:19
The Nude Maja

From Romantic Revolution Books, this evening...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

Recent Comments:
TVR: a wonderful sidelight on this topic — by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-06 14:51
An Unamusing "First" For Stamp Collectors — by tvr on Fri, 2013-09-06 08:03

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Redlining Syria and Redlining Iran

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-04 21:56

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/....

Our ever-reliable ally, Israel, is urging President Obama to attack Syria. Or so says this article in the Huff post. It makes sense; Israel and the American-Israeli lobby want all our foreign policy to be in the national self-interest--of Israel.

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Kyrel — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2013-09-07 20:16
Walter — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2013-09-07 20:04
Lindsay, thanks for the warm welcome to SOLO! — by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-09-07 18:32

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Ubiquitous Gov't Spying in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-19 08:36

Recent cartoon about America's National Security Agency:


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Brian

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Submitted by RationalMan on Sat, 2013-08-17 13:06
Brian

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Ayn Rand's last interview

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2013-08-16 07:59

This was posted yesterday on Facebook as the last interview (not complete though).

I can't be sure, but the information says it was 4 months before her death.

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Thanks for that Marcus — by gregster on Fri, 2013-08-30 09:50

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DIM INTEGRATION

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Submitted by seddon on Mon, 2013-07-01 21:43

Does DIM mischaracterize Rand epistemology as fundamentally “integration?” Chapter One of the book is entitled “Integration.” He claims there that, “Integration, [Rand] said, was the key to underst


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Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Israel & Islam

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2013-06-29 22:30

A worthwhile read. I was going to post this to the permanent Islam thread, but I'm not sure which one it's going to be, or if one is up yet?

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I like Ayaan but... — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-07-02 19:55

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