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Mon., Jan. 27, 2014, 2:50 p.m.

Druid: Rand’s ‘Fountainhead’? Ho-Hum

I had read this book many decades ago when I was a teenager.  My late dad brought “The Fountainhead” home from some fellow he knew, a fellow who loaned it to him.  Dad said then, that the fellow wanted him to read this book.  Well, I read it through first.  I asked to read it, and was finished with it in a matter of days.  It is this book that lingered in my thoughts over a good many years.  Unlike “Atlas Shrugged,” which I hoped would be just as engrossing, and sadly, proved not to be.  In my novel which I will soon complete, “Atlas Shrugged” became the novel I did not read to completion.  But “The Fountainhead” became the basis for arguing why Ms. Rand was ignorant and very naive.  I continue to stand by that/Arch Druid. More here. (Wikipedia photo of Ayn Rand)

Question: Have you read Ayn Rand's "Fountainhead" or "Atlas Shrugged"? Do you agree/disagree with Arch Druid's evaluation of them?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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