Question: Ayn Rand mentions in The New Left that some ideas, like some actions, need to be restricted. She has also said that one has the right to express any idea whatsoever. How are these two contradictory ideas resolved? In Ayn Rand 's view, would someone have the right to express views that are diametrically opposed to freedom, such as communism?
She does this by developing a protagonist, Equality, who seeks to have the privilege of exploring and taking risks. Equality lives in a society that shames him for being curious and having an imagination different from the others around him by telling him that he should not be different from others. By placing him into this situation, Rand proves to her readers that the only way to success is through trust in oneself, even through failures and the doubt of others. This is true because Equality is just looking for a better life for himself and that led to him discovering that he needed to start a new society. With Rand, her goal was always to help. If everyone was motivated and inspired the same way today, the world and people would be much different in terms of ideas and innovation.
The Wrongness Of Collectivism In Anthem, By Ayn Rand
Despised by academics, passionately loved by her followers, Ayn Rand, the novelist-philosopher, has evicted the whole gambit of emotions and responses. Her work has been ridiculed and praised. Barbara Branden, a longtime associate, wrote of her: Few figures in this century have been so admired and so savagely attacked. She is viewed as goddess and as malefactor, as a seminal enius and an ominously dangerous corrupter of the young, as the mightiest voices for reason and the destroyer of traditional values, as the espouser of joy and the exponent of mindless greed, as the great defender of freedom and the introducer of malevolent values into the mainstream of American thought. Rand was reatly known for her literary works, the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, the former, presenting the idealized man, the latter presenting an idealized conception of life, society and politics.
Furthermore, there is the questionability of either justice as fairness is a moral comprehensive doctrine or not. What is it if it is not a moral comprehensive doctrine? How exactly should we understand…. The confrontation against otherness, that is to say with someone who is different from us, places us instinctively in a situation of intolerance because acknowledging that someone else is right would be lived as a kind of humiliation since it would mean that I'm wrong.