CrowEpistemologist Posted December 13, 2013 Report Share Posted December 13, 2013 I think Rand would have been horrified by the cheap remark by Binswanger. It's one thing to give a critical evaluation of the life of a person who has just passed away, but quite another thing to be a jerk saying that he's glad that that person is dead, at least when it doesn't concern some mass murderer or a similar criminal. Someone like Lindsay Perigo, who hasn't been Barbara's friend for many years (to put it mildly) at least gave a decent reaction on his site. I agree. One could even surmise that Ayn Rand's break with Barbara was more business than personal--unlike Nathaniel's. She doesn't really talk much about her in TWIMC. From a distance you could imagine that based on her relationship with Nathaniel (which at that point was probably limited to their last names) it just wasn't tenable to keep Barbara around in the mix based on guilt-by-association and the perception of the whole thing. Harry's job, however, was (and apparently is still, some 40 year later) to hate Barbara Branden as he'd hate a violent criminal. If ever there was an event that gives you insight into Harry psycho-epistemology, this is it... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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