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Published on Jun 5, 2011
http://newconservativejournal.blogspo... - In this interview with Phil Donahue in New York in 1979, author and philosopher Ayn Rand explained her views on which side one should choose in the Middle East conflict.
Here's an excerpt from the interview:
Woman: "I'd like to know your opinion on United States foreign policy and what's happening in the Middle East right now."
Ayn Rand: "Right now? I'm not sure we know what's happening. I think the United States' foreign policy has been disgraceful for years, for decades. I would say roughly since the New Deal and in part, even before that.
"But, if you mean whose side should one be on, Israel or the Arabs, I would certainly say Israel because it's the advanced, technological, civilized country amidst a group of almost totally primitive savages who have not changed for years, and who are racist, and who resent Israel because it brings the industry and intelligence and modern technology into their stagnation."
Ayn Rand ( /ˈaɪn ˈrænd/; born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 -- March 6, 1982), was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. (Wikipedia)
Her best known works are "The Fountainhead," "The God of the Machine," and "Atlas Shrugged."
For the complete trancript of thiS portion of the interview, please proceed to The New Conservative Journal.