“On July 16, , one million people, from all over the country, converged on Cape Kennedy, Florida, to witness the launching of Apollo 11 that carried. Apollo and Dionysus. By Ayn Rand. A concretization of the issue of reason vs. emotion via an analysis of two contrasting events of the glorious. In Ayn Rand’s Anti-Industrial Revolution, there is an essay, dated January, , called “Apollo and Dionysius.” She compares unfavourably.

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It was apparently inconceivable, even for the learned and rational technocrats of the Kennedy administration, that the Soviets would get there first. The results were initially, a infamous fiasco.

Most of these did not possess a ticket for the festival, and upon arrival, simply kicked down and walked over the flimsy fences erected to keep gatecrashers out. The Meaning of Money, from the Atlas Apllo.

Apollo and Dionysus

Capitalism If you want this translated into simple language, it would read: In The Right StuffTom Wolfe describes how the space race was a return to single-combat joust of past times.

Attended by as many aspeople, the concert necessarily had rane be for free although the Stones received a substantial fee for performing.

The fear was that the Soviets would get to the moon first. Never the less she makes interesting food for thought The Soviets were so successful at satellite technology precisely they operated under a command economy. Such festivals can be carried out successfully.


He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. Post your Comments on this Article Name. What Sigmund Freud called the “Prosthetic God. Apollo and Dionysus, a talk by Ayn Rand.

Anatomy of Culture: Ayn Rand, Apollo & Woodstock

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The promoter, documented in a film of the event released a decade ago after years of legal wranglinglooked on in dismay as the festival was overrun by gatecrashers. Sputnik was as much a surprise to president Eisenhower as to Cionysus.

It was, after all, a massive expenditure by government which never would have been undertaken by the free-marketplace. Newer Post Older Post Home. Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, Name should not be blank. Several hundred thousand more people showed up than the organizers had planned for, so many that the New York upstate arterial highway simply turned into a parking lot.

Comments will be moderated. Ultimately, of course, recordings and a documentary made of the festival turned the Woodstock festival into a multimillion dollar enterprise.

Apollo and Dionysus

This was proven by all the Woodstock festivals, even the last one, held on an ex-military base with twelve-foot high fences. Man—every man—is an alollo in himself, not the means to the ends of others. Ayn Rand – India blog. It is a system where men deal with one another, not as victims and executioners, nor as masters and slaves, but as traders, by free, voluntary exchange to mutual benefit.


Posted by RB Glennie at The convenience of getting from New York to London in two hours was not enough to sustain Concorde as a commercially viable entity, wyn it dinysus belly up a few years ago. I am also a great Ayn Rand fan, but am the first to say some of her philosophy is flawed. Enter a search keyword Search. Writings of Ayn Rand. Each event was essentially a celebration of us — of mainstream America on the one hand, and countercultural America on the other hand — and that is all.

Neither had any other practical purpose, and if the Apollonians of south Florida were less messy than the Dionysians of upstate New York, their enterprise was quite a bit more expensive, not to mention: Similarly, the Rolling Stones performed at a race-track outside Toronto into help that city after its tourist industry was hit by the SARS virus.

She delivered this talk later that year at the annual Ford Hall Forum. Its purpose is to teach people to lead happy, successful lives full of self-esteem through rational thinking, goal setting, and productive achievement. Ayn Rand in India – Facebook.

In Defence of Liberty.

But to hold them with total consistency—to understand, to define, to prove and to apply them—requires volumes of thought.