The head of NASA convinces the President that space exploration should be done by private industry, and the United States government declares, “The first person to land on Mars, live there a year, and return alive owns the whole Red Planet.” Welcome to the greatest race in history.
Mabanckou bestowed the Freedom of Expression Courage award to Charlie Hebdo’s editor-in-chief Gerard Biard to a standing ovation 48 hours after Islamic terrorists assaulted a Texas cartoon competition.
The Autodidact a rather disgusting and horrifying caricature of a modern intellectual.
Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead vs Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: The Ascent of Howard Roark and the Decline of Antoine Roquentin
Howard Roark is an outcome of Ayn Rand’s concept of man as a heroic being, while Antoine Roquentin is the outcome of Sartre’s concept of man as a confused and vacillating being.
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
To sever for years…