By David Ashford
But what will we particularly recognize of Rand's philosophy? Is her gospel of selfishness quite not anything greater than a reiteration of a quintessentially American "rugged individualism”? This booklet argues that Rand's philosophy can actually be traced again to a second, prior to global conflict I, whilst the paintings of a now-forgotten German thinker known as Max Stirner possessed a unprecedented charm for writers and artists throughout Europe. The impact of Stirnerian Egoism upon that section of extreme artistic innovation we now name Modernism used to be seminal.
The implications for our realizing of Modernism are profound – so too for our seize of the "cultural good judgment of overdue capitalism”. This publication offers the reader with a clean viewpoint at the Modernist classics, in addition to introducing much less accepted artwork and writing that's simply now starting to allure curiosity within the West. It arrives at a clean and compelling second look of Modernism: revealing its egocentric streak.
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