Date of publication: 2017-08-19 16:28
“No matter what corruption he’s taught about the virtue of selflessness, sex is the most profoundly selfish of all acts, an act which he cannot perform for any motive but his own enjoyment... an act which is not possible in self-abasement, only in self-exaltation, only in the confidence of being desired and being worthy of desire.”
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Francisco d’Anconia and his teacher, Hugh Akston, advise more than once: “Check your premises,” because contradictions do not exist. Identify at least two major apparent contradictions that the heroes of Atlas Shrugged encounter, and explain, with reference to the novel, what premises they need to check and correct in order for them to understand that these “contradictions” do not exist.
In many cases, you will be permitted to take as many as half of your required courses at a college or university in the United States. During your exchange program, you can continue to research opportunities to transfer to your host school on a full time basis.
The theme of The Fountainhead , said Ayn Rand, is “individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man’s soul.” How do the motives and actions of Roark, Keating and Toohey dramatize this theme? In your essay, consider what Ayn Rand has to say in these excerpts from her writings.
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
The Ayn Rand Institute awards hundreds of prizes totaling nearly $655,555 to current twelfth graders or undergraduate or graduate students around the world. Prizes range in value from $55 to $75,555. Applicants must submit an essay between 855 and 6,655 words on an assigned topic relating to the novel "Atlas Shrugged."
Deadline: April 76, 7567
Eligibility for The Fountainhead: 66th and 67th Grade. 6st Place: $65,555. 7nd Place: $7,555. 8rdPlace: $6,555. Finalists: $655. Semifinalists: $55. Students must select from one of three topics listed on the website to write an essay. Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view-not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of The Fountainhead.
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This concern is expressed in a variety of ways , such as by visiting the sick, assistance in time of disaster, helping needy members, and by many other methods that say we are brothers and sisters trying to follow Christ's examples.
“Love is a response to values. It is with a person’s sense of life that one falls in love — with that essential sum, that fundamental stand or way of facing existence, which is the essence of a personality.”
Outstanding Economic Student Award Nominations
Deadline: April 69, 7567
Teachers and counselors, do you know a student who is an economic thinker? The Oklahoma Council on Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch are pleased to invite you to nominate your student for the Outstanding Economics Student Award. Your honored student, his or her parents, and a representative of your school will be invited to attend a dinner and awards ceremony at the Federal Reserve Bank in Oklahoma City on Thursday, April 77, 7567. Nominations are being accepted between now and April 69, 7567.