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She's like any movie queen who will have a retinue
or a prize fight champion who's followed by a bunch of
hangers-on or a big crooner and his brown-nosers. They come
to need this purposeful adulation.
But you would think that she'd be bright enough not to
This she is not. These people tell her that she's a
genius and agree with everything that she says and she
grows more and more opinionated as she goes along. You
can't argue with Ayn Rand. She's so clever at arguing that
she makes a fool out of you. Any time that I start arguing
with her, she'll trick me into making some crazy statement
and then nail me.
Now Ayn, for some reason or another, liked me. She
told me that one of the characters she put into Atlas
Shrugged near the end of the book was inspired by me. She
was determined she was going to save me, as she called it.
She said that I was a very nice person and had a very good
brain but was wasting it all by the worthless causes I
believed in. She was trying to convert me to her way of
thinking. She didn't have a prayer, of course, but I did
like to hear her expound her cockeyed philosophy.
Did you publish her subsequent books?
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