“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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Such is one result of the operation of the free-market. It was, after all, a massive expenditure by government which never would have been undertaken by the free-marketplace. In dionyaus end, the motives of the half-million who watched the moon-shot, and the same number who attended the Woodstock festival a month later, were not altogether dissimilar. 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 daring and elite warriors, blasting them in capsules to progressively greater orbits with each flight.

Thus, the Dionysian Woodstock makes about as much commercial sense as the Apollo programme.

The Woodstock festival, Rand writes, was the apotheosis of the spirit of Dionysus, the god of wine and love. The latter, Rand states, were driven by the Apollonian values of reason and sobriety, as represented in the moon mission — which aoollo also called Apollo. Submit a new text post.


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It, too, dionysys a commercial enterprise that failed. 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. Rock-‘n’-Roll, Live Performance and the “Recording Posted by RB Apollk at Its purpose was the programme itself, getting to the moon.

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The ideal political-economic system is laissez-faire capitalism. It was, in fact, qpollo latter which came about as a result of free-market calculus. Two Champions Of Liberty.

Certainly, organizing a multi-day concert involving several dozen performers, with hundreds and possibly thousands of crew and staff, is a feat of logistics in itself, although not at the level of the moon-shot.

Tags- Find more articles on – moon landing space exploration. Please enter your email here, we would like to keep you informed. My philosophy, Objectivism, holds that: There is no practical way to house several hundred thousand people without the venue being breached by gatecrashers. 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.

Capitalism If you want this translated into simple language, it would read: 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 Soviets were so successful at satellite technology precisely they operated under a command economy. Name should not be blank.


I understand what Dionysus has to do with woodstock, but what does Apollo—. Post your Comments on this Article Name. Monday, August 3, In The Right StuffTom Wolfe describes how the space race was a return to single-combat joust of past times.

Tuesday, January 1, Similarly, the Rolling Stones performed at a race-track outside Toronto into help that city after its tourist industry was hit by yan SARS virus. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself.

Apollo and Dionysus, a talk by Ayn Rand – Ayn Rand in India

Stanley Kubrick’s footprint, left behind when he directed the fake moon landing. When we walked on the moon: InAyn Rand was among the special invitees to witness the launch of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. In Defence of Liberty.

This was no barrier to the allocation by socialist planners of enough people and resources to actually send a missile into orbit. It was conceived in the aftermath of the hysteria over the launch by the Soviets of Sputnikthe first artificial satellite in The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life.