Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Charlotte Observer reporter says Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged, is a "controversial author"

Is Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged, "controversial"?

Charlotte Observer reporter Andrew Dunn thinks so. Here's a headline from the Charlotte Observer web site: Queen's Taking Money to Study Controversial Author.

The first paragraph:
Queens University of Charlotte announced Monday it will accept $500,000 from BB&T Corp. to establish a leadership retreat with a connection to a controversial author's philosophy.

Sounds like the hand-wringers are at it again.

Hat tip: email



Anonymous said...

To Pravda, anything of real American origin is of course “controversial.”

But now a day, who even listens to them?

And how did your Trinket sale go that wasn’t controversial?

Anonymous said...

While walking the dog the other day and noticing the Observer on the neighbor’s driveways, I could not help think that I’d prefer to pick up my dog’s poo - barehanded - rather than an Observer on the ground.

Anonymous said...

Seems logical to read Ayn Rand's book "Atlas Shrugged" before drawing any conclusions. Observer reporters and other staff may know how to pronounce the words, however I doubt they can read.

Anonymous said...

Of course she's controversial. Objectivism is inherently controversial. Her ideas are debated today and have staunch supporters and equally staunch detractors. How is that not controversial?

... do you disagree with the libertarian "Reason" magazine.

Come on...this is really a stretch...you're going to have to do better than this to find bias...

Anonymous said...

To the first poster:

Are you aware that Ayn Rand was Russian, and therefore her books and philosophy are not, in fact "of real American origin?"

This makes your use of the term "Pravada" for the Observer comically unimformed.