About Thomas Bertonneau

Thomas F. Bertonneau is an American intellectual and professor. He has taught at a variety of institutions, and has been a member of the English Faculty at SUNY Oswego since 2001. He received his Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of California-Los Angeles in 1990. More than 20 of his essays on ancient and modern poetry, the modern American novel, critical theory, anthropology, and pedagogy have appeared in a diverse array of scholarly journals.

Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”: From Romantic Fallacy to Holocaustic Imagination

By |2019-12-06T03:28:24-06:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Ayn Rand, Books, Christendom|Tags: , |

“The only authentic epochê is . . . victory over desire, victory over Promethean pride.”—René Girard[1] “When the SS torturer becomes the villain of the war film, he is turned into a sacrificial figure, a scapegoat, [he becomes the] structural equivalent of the Jud Süss in Nazi cinema.”—Eric Gans[2] No account of Ayn Rand’s (1905–1982) [...]

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