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Wednesday, March 3 - 2:38amSanction this postReply
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"Crackpot"pantheon of L. Frank Baum and L. Ron Hubbard? I suppose anything that is not "mainstream" or "politically correct" is considered crackpot; much of it is and much of it is not.



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Wednesday, March 3 - 8:51amSanction this postReply
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My my.  That is the very essence of ad hominem.  Ah well, 'tis par for the course.  Dismissing a writer as a "crackpot" relieves one of the responsibility of countering her arguments.

I have to wonder, though:  What could he consider "crackpot" about The Wizard of Oz?




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Wednesday, March 3 - 10:08amSanction this postReply
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Several inaccuracies in this brief abstract:

They moved west in 1944, not after the war.

By accounts the active affair lasted about 3 years, not 14.

Rand wrote in longhand, not at a typewriter.

The claim about "abstract projections" is dead wrong; see "The Goal of my Writing."

(Isn't everybody the child of two parents?)

Nice photo, though.  Julius Shulman, who shot her house in 1949 and died a few years ago at 98, was pretty much the inventor of architectural photography.  His pictures of the house are in the Heller, Burns and B. Branden biographies as well as numerous architectural books.




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Wednesday, March 3 - 11:23amSanction this postReply
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Yeah, the smear artist lost me at the
". . . child of two Jews . . . ."



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Wednesday, March 3 - 5:47pmSanction this postReply
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Gawd, I hate it when these snooty, ignorant, hate filled writers call Rand's early students "disciples."  They were, and are, STUDENTS, asshole.



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Wednesday, March 3 - 10:38pmSanction this postReply
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Tip of the iceberg as far as the ignorance and obnoxiousness is concerned... sadly.



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