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David G
01-28-2015, 10:44 AM
Newly Discovered Ayn Rand Diary Reveals She Intended Her Books as Pranks

NEW YORK - A just-discovered 1981 diary by the author Ayn Rand indicates that she intended her bestselling books to be "hilarious pranks" and not to be taken seriously as sources of philosophy. Referring to the contents of her books "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead," Rand wrote, "Imagine if someone actually tried to implement the ludicrous philosophy in these books as public policy. The results would be disaster!" The diary reveals that Rand briefly considered including a disclaimer with her novels indicating that they were supposed to be ridiculous, but decided it was unnecessary because "only a total idiot would take these books seriously." -- Borowitz

moTthediesel
01-28-2015, 11:01 AM
Oh, "Borowitz" -- I thought I smelled Onions....