Friday, September 2, 2016

Ayn Rand on State of Today's Culture

"The state of today’s culture is so low that I do not care to spend my time watching and discussing it. I am haunted by a quotation from Nietzsche: “It is not my function to be a fly swatter.” The evils destroying modern civilization are enormous, but their representatives, agents and carriers are too small to contemplate....Perhaps the last cultural fad one could still argue against was Karl Marx. But Freud—or Rawls? To argue against such persons is to grant them a premise they spend all of their effort disproving: that reason is involved in their theories."

~ Ayn Rand in The Ayn Rand Letter (1976)

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