This is John Galt Speaking – Again!

Great news my friends. The This is John Galt Speaking series of videos are back up and available for viewing! The announcement was made by XCowboy2 himself: For those of you wanting to go directly to the new Youtube Channel, here’s the link: GaltSpeaking. And now I proudly present Part 1 of This is John…

Is John Galt Being Censored?

As part of my In Her Own Words volume, I had planned to publish a series of posts that included videos dramatizing the astonishing speech made by the character John Galt in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Alas, that may no longer be possible now that YouTube has decided to make them unavailable. The reasons for…

Howard Roark´s Speech

These videos are the trailer and 2 clips from the movie version of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, starring Gary Cooper. The actual speech is actually in the third clip, but the trailer is awesome, and the first clip is probably my favorite part of the story, since it’s a great testament to Roark’s implacability in…

Can Capitalism Survive its Conservative Defenders?

I hope that you are just as bugged as I am about the way the so-called “defenders of Capitalism” – the Conservatives – have been pointing to the dramatic resurgence in popularity of Ayn Rand’s publications – most notably Atlas Shrugged – as evidence that the American people are with them in their struggle to…

The Root Of All Evil?

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard it said that “money is the root of all evil.” I know that when I heard it for the first time, as a child, it caused me to look suspiciously at money – and anyone possessing it – for many years thereafter. All during that time I kept…

Ayn Rand

Those who haven’t read much of the more “serious” stuff I’ve written for this blog might be unaware of what a HUGE fan I am of the writings of Ayn Rand. But for those who are interested, I did express my feelings about her work quite strongly in my very first blog post, Opening Rant:…