|For the first half of the article, I thought you were applying for a job at the Ayn Rand Institute. Needless to say, I agree wholeheartedly with Jennifer's comment about getting one's attention. You have picked two people who, although not divine, have more divine moments than most other mortals. I will say two things about Mr. Sciabarra:|
1) I am in the third part of his tryptic on dialectical thought('Marx, Hayek and Utopia". Ayn Rand, the Russian Radical" and "Total Freedom; Toward a Libertarian Dialetic") This is orginal thinking on the level of Ayn Rand and gives me the sense of exhiliration that I have only felt reading Ayn herself , "The passion of Ayn Rand", and through music.
2) I have never met Chris, but have been emailing back and forth with him this year and love him as if I had known him all my life. However one comes down on his conclusions, have you ever known anyone to present their views with more humanity and, for that matter, just plain elegance?
Since Barbara and I think that we were searching for each other our whole lives, it seems impossible for me to believe that 2005 will only mark 10 years that we have known each other. We can't get away with ANYTHING together, because we think so much alike in essential ways that we always can tell when the other one is not facing something. I feel very much that Solo is a new home for me, so I may indeed write an article that will introduce you to her in a more complete manner in the near future. Let me just say one thing about her here. Can you imagine the the character of someone who could have been through the things that she went through and come out with an objective view of Ayn and with a continuing love for her? I know Ayn wouldn't have been that big.
So George, now that I have read the whole article, you may continue to live.