Monday, August 17, 2009

Airbrushing Ayn Rand

One of the most genuinely weird features of Objectivism is the compulsion amongst orthodox Objectivists to mythologize Ayn Rand. This compulsion extends to even the most trivial aspects of her personality or life story, which, in classic cult of personality style, are the subject of deliberate and extensive rewriting, airbrushing, and half-truths until they are in accord with Objectivism's internal mythology.

Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature: Retouching Rand


  1. I heard her hair always magically parted to the right.

    I noticed the same thing happened with Kurt Cobain. It's odd watching myths being born.

  2. FDR too. Of course, it happens a lot for dead presidents.


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