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Les Miserables is magnificent

From Don Hauptman: You can believe the hype: Les Miserables is magnificent. The achievement is especially noteworthy given... More »

First mini-review of the Atlas Shrugged Part 2 movie

Pieced together from Q&A in a thread at IMDB, by someone who saw an advance screening: Bottom Line: Definitely better than the... More »

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I can highly recommend Helen Smith's book "Men On Strike". I wrote my review of it on Amazon here. In the light of how I live now, and my experience with marriage, I wrote this poem recently: ---... More »
One more thought, lest it sound like I'm not giving Ivan and the film sufficient credit for parallels to Rand's work. I see Ivan's reverence for his work and his integrity concerning his buildings to... More »
What I mean by Locke's having been deontological is that before his one big mistake, he had scrupulously performed all of his duties in every realm, so that everyone could count on him as extremely... More »
Interesting, I didn't know the parable as "Death in Tehran" but as "Appointment in Samarra," which is also the name of a John O'Hara novel. I'm not sure I see Locke as acting on a deontological... More »
One more quick thought... With respect to Oedipus, I thought that his tragic flaw was his hubris in thinking that he could elude his fate by leaving his home, sure that this would prevent him from... More »