Wednesday, July 04, 2007

ARCHN Quote of the Week 5/7/07

"To sum up, Rand's theory of certainty was a byproduct of her hunger to preserve various uniformities of thought and feeling among her closest friends and disciples. Since this hunger did not square with her belief in individualism, nor with her rejection of agression, she sought to justify it by devising a theory which would allow her to get away with claiming that her beliefs and emotional reactions were absolutely true and certain. This rationalization granted her the right to bully and manipulate her disciples into behaving precisely as she saw fit. In so doing, she ended up depriving them of the very individuality that her philosophy purportedly sought to uphold." - Greg Nyquist, ARCHN p178

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