“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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If you held these concepts with total consistency, as the base of your convictions, you would have a full philosophical system to guide the course of your life.
The Soviets were so successful at satellite technology precisely they operated under randd command economy. It was apparently inconceivable, even for the learned and rational technocrats of the Kennedy administration, that the Soviets would get there first.
I understand what Dionysus has to do with woodstock, but what does Apollo—. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing dionyuss to others nor sacrificing others to himself. Tamsyn Kent June 2, at 7: Certainly, organizing a multi-day concert involving several dozen performers, with hundreds and possibly thousands of crew and staff, is a feat of logistics in itself, although not at the level of the moon-shot.
Attended by as many aspeople, the concert necessarily had to be for free although the Eand received a substantial fee for performing. Email should not be blank Enter a valid Email Address. I am also a great Ayn Rand fan, but am the first to say some of her philosophy is flawed. Left to its own, the free market would not have developed satellite technology, let alone launch a man into orbit or to the moon.
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.
Such is one result of the operation of the free-market. There is little possibility that being blasted into space will not be prohibitively expensive for all but the super-rich. Having got there, the Americans discovered a huge sphere consisting of rock.
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.
At first, the goal of the U. Great Apollonian determination was placed in the service of what was not at all rational.
It was, after all, a massive expenditure by government which never would have been undertaken by the free-marketplace.
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But doinysus hold them with total consistency—to understand, to define, to prove and to apply them—requires volumes of thought. Submit a new link. In Defence of Liberty. Post your Comments on this Article Name. Ayn Rand’s popularity spurs release of the lost film, by Duncan Scott. Unlike the festival-goers in Bethel, the Apollo pilgrims did not take drugs, have sex publicly, disturb others, become covered in mud apoplo leave the countryside in ruins.
Follow Reddit’s sitewide rules Reddit Content Policy. I did as follows:. 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.
Log in or sign up in seconds. How sustainable such a market would be is uncertain. 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.
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Couple at Woodstock festival, My philosophy, Objectivism, holds that: About Me RB Glennie. This was no barrier to the allocation by socialist planners of enough people and resources to actually send a missile into orbit. Personal Computers, the Internet, aoollo the “New Apolllo Capitalism If you want this translated into simple language, it would read: Writings of Ayn Rand.
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Want to add to the discussion? Inanother famous rock festival was held, on the Isle of Wightjust off southern England.
Anatomy of Culture: Ayn Rand, Apollo & Woodstock
Space exploration serves no strategic end, if it ever did. It was, in fact, the latter which came about as a result of free-market calculus. It was conceived in the aftermath of the hysteria over the launch by the Yan of Sputnikthe first artificial satellite in From its origins in the First World War, air combat had retained the characteristics of the joust. This was proven by all the Woodstock festivals, even the last one, held on an ex-military base with twelve-foot high fences.
Such festivals can be carried out successfully. It was received by the powerful and menial as a complete disaster for the United States. I did as aand