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November 10, 2017
The Fountainhead: Meet Cute
She glimpsed his cruel and pitiless face, and it was love at first sight.
November 03, 2017
The Fountainhead: Wool and Linen
The view of architecture as a language shows what's so absurd about Roark's stubbornness and...
October 27, 2017
The Fountainhead: Top of the World, Ma
The difference between Stoicism and sociopathy.
October 20, 2017
The Fountainhead: Villain Protagonist
The Fountainhead is best when its supposed hero isn't on the page.
October 13, 2017
The Fountainhead: The Rent Is Too Damn High
Why cities need affordable housing.
October 06, 2017
The Fountainhead: Who Moves the World?
Ayn Rand seems to have forgotten who's the heroic creator and who's the second-hander.
September 29, 2017
The Fountainhead: Americans with Disabilities
A house that my elderly family members can get around in? Who cares about that?
September 15, 2017
The Fountainhead: The Customer Is Always Wrong
The way to be an individualist is to do exactly what I tell you.
September 08, 2017
The Fountainhead: Mad Men
Advertising: it works.
September 01, 2017
The Fountainhead: Beton Brut
For all that The Fountainhead idolizes architecture, it has little to say about the technologies...
August 25, 2017
The Fountainhead: Rebel Without a Cause
There is none righteous, no, not even one.
August 18, 2017
The Fountainhead: How the Other Half Lives
Another example of how Ayn Rand's political views evolved.
August 16, 2017
Universal Utilitarianism in the Brave New World
You can't change the moral calculus by keeping people ignorant of how their lives will...
August 11, 2017
The Fountainhead: Machines for Living
You can't build houses that are good for people if you don't understand people.
August 04, 2017
The Fountainhead: Architectosexual
Roark's real-life inspiration was a bad structural engineer who thought he was a good one.
July 28, 2017
The Fountainhead: Roark the Groucho
He won't join any club that would have him as a member.
July 21, 2017
The Fountainhead: Work for Hire
Rand skips over what could've been a genuine and realistic obstacle for her hero to...
July 14, 2017
The Fountainhead: Job-Hopper
Serves you right for taking a chance on hiring me.
July 07, 2017
The Fountainhead: Serpent’s Tooth
The author has no interest in explaining why her characters are the way they are.
June 30, 2017
The Fountainhead: Bizarro Ayn Rand
She am hold opposite opinions of real Objectivist!
June 23, 2017
The Fountainhead: Hooray for Unions
A particularly stark example of how Ayn Rand's political views changed over time.
June 21, 2017
The Pro-Slavery History of the Southern Baptists
The Southern Baptist Convention has scarcely begun to reckon with its ugly history.
June 16, 2017
The Fountainhead: American Eclectic
Another illustration of Rand's belief that selling what your customers want to buy is a...
June 09, 2017
The Fountainhead: New York, New York
Why do the good guys love a city built by evil classical architects?
June 02, 2017
The Fountainhead: As Long As It’s Black
The client's wishes count, assuming it's what I wanted to do anyway.
May 19, 2017
The Fountainhead: Remembering Seneca Village
Roark only cares about his buildings, not any people who may have been displaced to...
May 12, 2017
The Fountainhead: Selling the Dream
Even rationalists need people skills.
May 05, 2017
The Fountainhead: A Friend in Need
How dare you offer me a job!
April 28, 2017
The Fountainhead: Why So Serious?
Alert the media: it's a joke in an Ayn Rand novel.
April 24, 2017
On the Morality of: Privacy of the Dead
What privacy rights do the dead have that the living are bound to respect?
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