Who is Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum?

I remember reading The Fountainhead in 1977 while attending the School of Mines about a month after seeing the first Star Wars in Boise; it really appealed to the headstrong, narcissistic man-island i was becoming. I had read Atlas Shrugged while at SDSU three or four years earlier about the time i was reading The Gulag Archipelago. Likely i've passed the anarchy gene to my daughters, too, though their mother thinks of it as mental illness.

Diane Rehm hosted scholars of Jane Eyre (no i haven't read it. you?) this morning. Listen for the contrasts of Ayn Rand to the Brontë sisters especially Charlotte and for the comparisons of Dagny with Jane.

4and20 Blackbirds turned me on to this Montana PBS piece:

The Tibetan government in exile has elected a Harvard PhD as its prime minister. The BBC World Service tells us:
"The Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has declared Dr Lobsang Sangay as the third kalon tripa," Election Commissioner Jampal Thosang announced, using the Tibetan term for prime minister. An official told Reuters news agency that the Dalai Lama was "very happy" that people had taken "a very active part in the election process". The 76-year-old monk announced in March that he wanted an elected official to assume some of his responsibilities, saying that such a move was in the best interests of the Tibetan people.
Sareck Designs photo
I almost peed my pants when the Rapid City Journal editorial board said:
The 1872 Mining Act was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant at a time when the government was trying to encourage people to settle and develop the West. Updating it to shift cleanup costs and extract royalties would generate millions in federal revenue. Nearly 1,000 recent mining claims have been filed in the watershed of Montana's Blackfoot River. Congress should undertake a long overdue revision of this antiquated law.
Kitty-wampus from Bernice's Bakery where Bitterroot Music used to be is the Montagne Building, the former home of Philip J. Burgess where he lived across the hall from a refugee from South Dakota's Black Hills from '79 to '81. He's got a gig linked here at MTPR.


caheidelberger said...

I've read Jane Eyre. I made my seniors at Montrose read it. Good classic British lit, an old-fashioned potboiler. There is one section where it drags a bit, and Jane just needs someone to grab her and say, "Snap out of it!"

A.Z. Rosenbaum: wasn't she a big atheist activist, friendly to the war on Christmas? I'll bet she could never get a following in America.

larry kurtz said...

Here she is on a 1979 pre-Ferraro Phil Donahue Show.