Third World Objectivism


My Life / Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Ayn Rand died on this day, 32 years ago. Today, young Indians are snapping up her books at a surprising rate. It’s an apparent contradiction. Howard Roark, The Fountainhead’s main character, is a man with strong principles. But he’s also arrogant. Here in India, humility is considered the fundamental moral virtue. He might have been put away for a very long time had he lived here. In any event, he could not have reached many people through rational arguments, due to what Rand described as “the mystic muck of India.”

 

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