Posts Tagged: ayn rand

Kicking & Screaming: Week #4

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Welcome back to the blog mini-series where I write about my experience running a Kickstarter campaign to help release an album. Before I started working on my campaign, I asked friends what they thought about Kickstarter. I was kind of surprised by the negative responses. Everything from “Kickstarter is dead,” to comparing crowdfunding to a […]

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Subjective Objectivism

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For the Atlantic, John Paul Rollert attends an Objectivist conference in Las Vegas to explore the legacy of Ayn Rand’s work. While for many Objectivists the philosophy “begins, and ends, with the word of Ayn Rand,” others question the “amenability” of Rand’s writing in an attempt to “further philosophical development.”

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Who Are We Writing For?

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Sandwiched between fictions on one side and instructions on the other, a woman is often denied the breathing room necessary to find her individual sexuality. In a conversation at the Nervous Breakdown, Rumpus contributor Ashley Perez and author Cris Mazza discuss sexual pain (both mental and physical) and the damaging standards fabricated by literature and […]

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Reddit’s Do Not Discuss List

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The books subgroup on Reddit, the famously libertarian-leaning message board, has planned a ban on discussion of several popular books. Many of the titles have been banned previously in the real world. Claiming “good discussion is stifled by repetition,” the ban is set to go into place on April Fools Day, leaving community members to […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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The books blogs always like to talk about the future, but this week was like some sort of official book blog crystal ball week, what with this new decade they tell me we’re in now and everything. We’ve already linked to Richard Nash’s take on the next ten years, but the NBCC’s Critical Mass has lots […]

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