“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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Apollo and Dionysus

Stanley Kubrick’s footprint, left behind when he directed the fake moon landing. KennedyLibertarianismObjectivismWoodstock Festival. Newer Post Older Post Home. 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.

InAyn Rand was among the special invitees to witness the launch of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Perhaps, some day, space tourism might provide an economic basis for commercial space flight.

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It is certainly not economical. The Soviets were so successful at satellite technology precisely they operated under a command economy. I did as follows: My philosophy, Objectivism, holds that: Email should not be blank Enter a valid Email Address. It is a system where no man may obtain any values from others by resorting to physical force, and no man may initiate the use of physical force against others.

Half a million people are willing to cram into one place to hear music. It does, however, have to be without charge. Satellite technology is now commercially successful, but it was not considered, before Sputnik, a viable investment for the private marketplace.

Apollo and Dionysus

Personal Computers, the Internet, and the “New Eco It was received by the powerful and menial as a complete disaster for the United States. About Me RB Glennie.


In The Right StuffTom Wolfe describes how the space race was a return to single-combat joust of past times. Adn understand what Dionysus has to do with woodstock, but what does Apollo—.

It, too, was a commercial enterprise that failed. From its origins in the First World War, air combat had retained the characteristics of the joust. But to hold them with total consistency—to understand, to define, to prove and apolll apply them—requires volumes of thought. 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.

The Woodstock festival, Rand writes, was the apotheosis of the spirit of Dionysus, the god of wine and love. The fear was that the Soviets would get to the moon first.

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Apollo and Dionysus —Ayn Rand Lexicon

Rock festivals such as Woodstock are not held very frequently, and when they are, the events themselves leaving aside the subsequent merchandising through recordings and films are not commercially successful.

There is little possibility that being blasted into space will not be prohibitively expensive for rane but the super-rich. Such festivals can be carried out successfully. Couple at Woodstock festival, Submit a new link. At first, the goal of the U. Thus, the Dionysian Woodstock makes about as much commercial sense as the Apollo programme. This was no barrier to the allocation by socialist planners of enough people and resources to actually send a missile into orbit.

Save the Tiger Initiative. Having got there, the Americans discovered a huge apoolo consisting of rock. Capitalism If you want this translated into simple language, it would read: Similarly, the Rolling Stones performed at a race-track outside Toronto into help that city after its tourist industry was hit by the SARS virus.


Sputnik was as dionyssus a surprise to president Eisenhower as to Aym. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.

Unlike the festival-goers in Bethel, the Apollo pilgrims did not take drugs, have sex publicly, disturb others, become covered in mud or leave the countryside dionysud ruins. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, This last is the predominant philosophical position today, particularly in the field of politics.

The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life. Ultimately, of course, recordings and a documentary made of the festival turned the Woodstock festival into a multimillion dollar enterprise. There is no there, there, but we got there It was conceived in the aftermath of the hysteria over the launch by the Soviets of Sputnikthe first artificial satellite in Ayn Rand’s popularity spurs release of the lost film, by Duncan Scott.

The results were initially, a infamous fiasco. Its purpose is to teach people to lead happy, successful lives full of self-esteem through rational thinking, goal setting, and productive achievement.

The convenience of getting from New York to London in two hours was not enough to sustain Concorde as a commercially viable entity, before it went belly up a few years ago. There is no practical way to house several hundred thousand people without the venue being breached by gatecrashers.

Neither had any other practical purpose, and if the Apollonians of south Florida were less messy than the Dionysians of upstate New York, their enterprise was quite a bit more expensive, not to mention:

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