By Ruth Cohen
Serious essays at the contemporary Tory govt in Ontario; A Globe and Mail bestseller.
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In a certain state it is indecent to live longer. " Nietzsche despised socialism perhaps more than anything else. Some critics have even suggest29 ed that much of Nietzsche's work responds directly to the socialist doctrines of Karl Marx who was a contemporary, and whose work was much more popularly received. Of the socialists Nietzsche says: How ludicrous I find [them], with their nonsensical optimism concerning the "good man," who is waiting to appear from behind the scenes if only one would abolish the old "order" and set all the "natural drives" free.
Ayn Rand created such a problem by making an absolute of the hypothesis that capitalism represents ultimate reality. She held that any denial of this funda— 32 — mental reality flew in the face of reason. ' In combination with a strong admixture of ressentiment, which in the Randian case was directed against the poor and the weak, her version of objective reality enabled her to concentrate solely on personal gain and profit without regard for the well-being of fellow humans. Rand's philosophy has become the 'common sense' of the right-wing revolutionaries and their brainwashed followers of the present day.
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Alien Invasion: How the Harris Tories Mismanaged Ontario by Ruth Cohen