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Sunday
April 21, 2002
ArtsThe Free Radical
Embracing Ellsworth
by James M. Jowdy
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Instead of the present article, I originally intended to write a follow-up to David C. Adams's Issue #39 contribution, Exterminating Ellsworth. I wanted to give a concrete example of how the sneering and philosophically destructive spirit of Ellsworth Toohey arch-villain from Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead merely pervades the 1999 film The Fight Club. Unfortunately, things seem worse than I initially imagined and, if this film and its wide acclaim are any indication, Ellsworth has nearly won. (Read more...)
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