Wednesday, October 05, 2011

"Pathological Altruism"

Well, I haven't read this book yet, but it has been getting plenty of MSM buzz, including from the New York Times.

But I'm confused. Didn't Ayn Rand first make this an issue, oh, around 1943, in The Fountainhead?

And isn't she still being denounced and mocked for it, to this very day?

Why is it that a truth isn't a truth unless it's "discovered" and propagated by a gang of Establishment academics?


Erne Lewis said...

It just takes time Robert. Give it another century and the world will be ready to accept the truth even if it came from Ayn Rand.

I also wanted to thank you for your long ago post regarding eBooks vs print. I have been struggling to get my novel recognized until I lowered the cost to $3.99. I now sell eight times as many books on Amazon for 8 times the profit.
Please check it out. An Act of Self-Defense by Erne Lewis
Twenty-nine 5 stars, only three 4 stars.
Haven't read Hunter yet, but I bought it 2 weeks ago for $3.99

Robert Bidinotto said...

Erne, I'm delighted to hear about your book! And yes indeed, I'll get it. Congratulations!

Erne Lewis said...

Thanks Robert
Try the first 12 pages. That should set the hook.

Rina said...

The comment about "the use of a hot, steeped beverage as one’s political mascot" makes me think that the writer of the article is so biased against a certain section of the political spectrum that he can't see the wood for the trees - or he's barking up the wrong one. To add to my metaphorical diarrhea, let me add that the occupiers of Wall Street are the proverbial elephant in his living room.