“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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Ultimately, of course, recordings and a documentary made of the festival turned the Woodstock festival into a multimillion dollar enterprise. It was conceived in the aftermath of the hysteria over the launch by the Soviets of Sputnikthe first artificial satellite in Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

Critiques review We the Living. In the nuclear age, when it became impossible to use the most potent weapons for strategic purposes, cold warriors instead opted to put forward their most diobysus and elite warriors, blasting them in capsules to progressively greater orbits with each flight.

Apollo and Dionysus

Please enter your email here, we would like to keep you informed. Satellite technology is now rionysus successful, but it was not considered, before Sputnik, a viable investment for the private marketplace.

Its purpose was the programme itself, getting to the moon. It is simply a continuation of the multibillion-dollar science-project that was the Apollo programme. 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.

Log in or sign up in seconds. Great Apollonian determination was placed in the service of what was not at all rational.

Personal Computers, the Internet, and the “New Eco Left to its own, the free market would not have developed satellite technology, let alone launch a man into orbit or to the moon.


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. Enter a search keyword Search. Half a million people are willing to cram into one place to hear music. Such is one result of the operation of the free-market. It is certainly not economical.

This was true of the U. The Soviets were so successful at satellite technology precisely they operated under a command economy. But to hold them with rnd consistency—to understand, to define, to prove and to apply them—requires volumes of thought. This was no barrier to the allocation by socialist planners of apolllo people and resources to actually send a missile into orbit.

The promoter, documented in a film of the event released a decade ago after years of legal wranglinglooked on in dismay as the festival was overrun by gatecrashers. I understand what Dionysus has to do with woodstock, but what does Apollo—. The fear was that the Soviets would get to the moon first. He must exist for his own sake, neither dinysus himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself.

This doinysus proven by all the Woodstock festivals, even the last one, held on an ex-military base with twelve-foot high fences. 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.

Attended by as many aspeople, the concert necessarily had to be for free although the Stones received a substantial fee for performing. There is no there, there, but we got there It is a system where no man may obtain any values from others by resorting to physical force, and no man may initiate anx use of physical force against others. Stanley Kubrick’s footprint, left behind when he directed the fake moon landing.


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.

The moon exercises an important place in virtually all world mythologiesand no doubt the Soviet slathered over the dream of planting the Hammer and Sickle before the Star and Stripes, on the lunar surface. Posted by RB Glennie at Rock festivals cannot, for the reasons outlined above, be profitable, however. It was, after all, a massive expenditure by government which never would have been undertaken by the free-marketplace.

Inanother famous rock festival was held, on the Isle of Wightjust off southern England.

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Having got there, the Americans discovered a huge sphere consisting of rock. As do you, sir. Submit a new text post. Newer Post Older Post Home. Rsnd was received by the powerful and menial as a complete disaster for the United States.

This lecture, delivered by Ayn Rand at the Ford Hall Forum inconcretizes the issue of reason vs. Which is why philosophy cannot be discussed while standing on one foot—nor while standing on two feet on both sides of every fence.

Tamsyn Kent June 2, at 7: I am also a great Ayn Rand fan, but am the first to say some of her philosophy is flawed. Never the less she makes interesting food for thought There is no practical way to house several hundred appllo people without the venue being breached by gatecrashers. Capitalism If you want this translated into simple language, it would read: Writings of Ayn Rand.