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John Link last won the day on September 8 2013

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  1. Choosing the Least Evil: a Compromise With Evil?

    I was pleased to be able to vote for Gary Johnson in 2012.
  2. Richard Halley - musician to equate?

    See the bottom of this page for support for the idea of Rachmaninov as the prototype for Halley: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:-Nl7RBwChUUJ:facetsofaynrand.com/book/chap7.html+Rachmaninoff+%22ayn+rand%22&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
  3. Richard Halley - musician to equate?

    I've always thought that, too.
  4. Tasteless political cartoon

    Ben Archer, I share with you the feeling that there's something not right with the cartoon.
  5. Anthem Play in New York

    What is the "that" that you think played into Anthem closing early? I believe there's one primary reason shows close early: lousy attendance. The night I attended the theater was less than half full (maybe less than a third full. maybe less than a quarter full), and based on my check of available tickets for many performances, lousy attendance seemed to be the rule. Do you mean The Romantic Manifesto? I wonder what modifications would be required to removed the narrators from your plays? How else could you achieve what your narrators accomplish? Even if I were to accept the device of a narrator I would never accept any of the characters of a play in the role of narrator, as was the case for Equality 7-2512. Am I the only one who attended the New York production of Anthem?
  6. Anthem Play in New York

    Did you see Anthem? If so, what did you think of it?
  7. Anthem Play in New York

    There are just three more shows, two today and one tomorrow. Is anybody planning to attend? https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/924850
  8. Anthem Play in New York

    I saw Anthem in New York on Wednesday the 30th and was quite disappointed. The problem is that the Anthem Ayn Rand wrote is an introspective fictional diary with little action, so it contains almost no material suited for the stage. In my opinion the playwright did not succeed in solving this problem. The main character, Equality 7-2521, narrates throughout most of the play, occasionally interacting with other characters in a scene, but I never felt that he fully abandoned the role of narrator. On page 74 of The Romantic Manifesto Rand wrote that "the introduction of a narrator into a stage play is...a breach of the theater's basic principle, which demands that a story be dramatized, i.e., presented in action;" Anthem the Play fails to dramatize a story. Despite my disappointment I'm glad that I attended the play, if only because my experience confirmed and demonstrated the importance of the theater's basic principle cited by Rand.
  9. Anthem Play in New York

    $5590 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/documenting-ayn-rand-s-anthem-the-play/x/5116117
  10. Government Run by Computers?

    How about running under Mac OS X? The final problem to which you refer sounds quite interesting, at least as fiction. The movie that dramatizes the problem is available at Netflix. I've put it in my queue. http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Colossus-The-Forbin-Project/70012907?strkid=1553613075_0_0&strackid=730d08e969fe5356_0_srl&trkid=222336
  11. Anthem Play in New York

    $3480 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/documenting-ayn-rand-s-anthem-the-play/x/5116117 Has anyone been to the New York production? Is anyone else planning to go?
  12. Anthem Play in New York

    $3300 http://www.indiegogo...-play/x/5116117
  13. Anthem Play in New York

    $1210 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/documenting-ayn-rand-s-anthem-the-play/x/5116117
  14. Anthem Play in New York

    The indiegogo campaign has now raised $1160. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/documenting-ayn-rand-s-anthem-the-play/x/5116117
  15. Anthem Play in New York

    An indiegogo campaign with eight days left has raised $725 of the $20,000 goal. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/documenting-ayn-rand-s-anthem-the-play/x/5116117