Mozart was a Red

Thomas Bertonneau writes:

Probably you already know Murray Rothbard’s one-act play, Mozart was a Red, a satire on Ayn Rand and her circle, but if you don’t, you will want to.

LA replies:

I had not heard of it or seen it until now. It’s good. It captures very amusingly the totalitarian atmosphere of Rand’s New York group as described in such books as Nathaniel Branden’s Judgment Day and Anne Heller’s 2009 biography, Ayn Rand and the World She Made.

I should add in fairness that according to Roger Donway, a moderate Randian who comments at VFR, the Objectivist groups that met outside New York and were not in direct contact with Rand were more moderate in their ideology and free of the Stalinist-type control that Rand exerted over her immediate disciples.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 29, 2011 10:18 AM | Send

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