The Troubadour Podcast

Ayn Rand's Favorite Poem: The Westerner by Badger Clark

April 21, 2018
The Troubadour Podcast
Ayn Rand's Favorite Poem: The Westerner by Badger Clark
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The Troubadour Podcast
Ayn Rand's Favorite Poem: The Westerner by Badger Clark
Apr 21, 2018
Kirk j Barbera
it is not I who will die, but the world that will end."
Show Notes
"The Westerner" by Badger Clark doesn't seem at first very spiritual, but upon consideration like many poems about building your own world the poem rests on many spiritual ideas. Ayn Rand once said in a TV Interview she did that she is not afraid of death because "it is not I who will die, but the world that will end." This I think has a lot to do with her unique form of philosophy. In her younger years she was enamored with Nietzsche and his idea that God is Dead. @jordanbpeterson has been reviving this idea, but with a unique view on what Nietzsche might have meant. Today we will explore this poem The Westerner as well as some of the ideas inherent in an individualistic atheist who "builds as they only dreamed."

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