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Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation

SCIABARRA RESPONDS TO THE CRITICS

"In Praise of Hijacking"

THE FREE RADICAL 61 (APRIL-MAY 2004): 20-24.

(PDF version available here)

ALSO: 

"Homo Hijackers (2): Sciabarra's Rejoinder to Firehammer"

THE FREE RADICAL 62 (JUNE-JULY 2004): 12-13.

(PDF version available here)


In his essay, "In Praise of Hijacking," Sciabarra reviews Reginald Firehammer's monograph, The Hijacking of a Philosophy:  Homosexuals versus Ayn Rand's Objectivism.  Sciabarra focuses on Firehammer's critique of Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation, while examining broader issues, including the "closed" versus "open" nature of Rand's philosophy.  The essay is available online here on the site of SOLO HQ.

In his essay, "Homo Hijackers (2):  Sciabarra's Rejoinder to Firehammer," Sciabarra responds to Firehammer's reply (see also Barbara Branden's SOLO HQ commentary) and examines such issues as the relevance of Nathaniel Branden's writings, the nature of the "normal," and the importance of dialectical method. 

Discussions on these various threads can be found here, here, here, and here.

Sciabarra presents final thoughts on this subject on SOLO HQ in another essay:  "It's Time to Move On:  A Personal Statement" (18 September 2004).


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