Thursday, 16 October 2008

Ayn Rand Quote

Although written in 1960, this quote of Ayn Rand's rings as true today as it was back then, especially in light of the current financial crisis. It's been circling around the blogosphere, so it's here if you haven't seen it.

"People seem to insist on talking - and on carefully saying nothing. The evasiveness, the dullness, the gray conformity of today's intellectual expressions sound like the voices of men under censorship - where no censorship exists. ... The truth about the intellectual state of the modern world, the characteristic peculiar to the twentieth century, which distinguishes it from other periods of cultural crises, is the fact that what people are seeking is not the answers to problems, but the reassurance that no answers are possible."

Go into a book shop, wander over to the politics section, and you'll see what she means.

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