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I really like this part of the story. For a man like Roark the Aquitania hotel was like his very own child. He visits the unfinished site like one would visit a grave. “An old watchmen lived in a cubbyhole at the back of the ground floor. He knew Roark and let him wander around. Once, he stopped Roark on the way out and said suddenly; ‘I had a son once – almost. He was born dead.’ Something had made him say that, and he looked at Roark, not quite certain of what he had wanted to say. But Roark smiled, his eyes closed, and his hand covered the old man’s shoulder, like a handshake, and then he walked away.” (Rand, 1943, p. 346)
For a while I've been looking all over youtube for people with decent libraries. Out of many hours of search, most people who talk about books at all are female, and 75% of the time it is about crap modern fiction. Seldom you get Jane Austen for example (or any classics). I thought I'd do a post here (admins, please move the thread if its in the wrong place) to see if others know of channels of people showing off decent libraries. Perhaps even your own! I have a few channel links here, one of them my own, most of which are O-minded (have Rand and agree overall with O). Though a 'decent' library need not be defined as having Rand on the shelves. I suppose I'm looking for breadth of content, ie. including history, science, philosophy (perhaps most indicative of 'decent' for me), & some classic fiction. Has 4 vids on her library, and also some O stuff: http://www.youtube.com/user/nine9s/ Next 2 are same person. He has tons of videos on books, O stuff, logic, Greek history. Probably the best I've seen on youtube for breadth of content: http://www.youtube.com/user/mrcropper/ http://www.youtube.com/user/cropperb/ Example of a non-O, though extensive library. Many of his opinions on the books are disappointing: [www] Mine. See the 'My Library' playlist: http://www.youtube.c...r/andrewthered1 Smaller Examples: Two vids showing decent stuff: http://www.youtube.com/user/haggsbo/ 1 vid: [www].youtube.com/watch?v=d9r-zz7KgrQ Please post other examples you have found! ATR
cosmos, by Carl Sagen The Hidden Reality, by Brian Greene and Physics of the Impossible, by Michio Kaku are all free on google docs. open the link, go to file and select download, or press ctrl and s. thanks to Science Panorama for making these avalible for free, and to I f*cking love science on facebook for posting the links.
September is a busy month for Objectivist book releases There's 3 upcoming titles set for realease, in order of release they are: The D.I.M. Hypothesis by leonard Peikoff. Sept. 4th http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451234812/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_g14_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0X58AVJ6J9RR572P1Y0W&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 Dr. Peikoff's long awaited book about 3 fundamental types of philosophic mindsets, and how they can predict directions of a culture. Free Market Revolution by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins. Sept. 18th http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0230341691/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_g14_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0X58AVJ6J9RR572P1Y0W&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 Brook and Watkins coauthored book about how to go about putting forth real plans for a Capitalist future. The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure by John Allison. Sept. 25th http://www.amazon.com/Financial-Crisis-Free-Market-Cure/dp/0071806776/ref=pd_sim_b_5 One of the biggest voices for economic and banking policy reform - with support from the Ayn Rand Institute - argues that extreme free market capitalism is the only hope for building back our economy.