1)What are your qualifications for a person to be a philosopher?a PhD- then i think every second unintelligent, herd mentality person is a philosopher or is on the way to becoming one.
2)whoever told you that the fountainhead is the philosophical el dorado( lost city of gold????) is deluding himself.Rand's philosophy is about living an ideal life on earth.
2)i would like to know wht you mean when you say people are not made of cardboard, that is obviously a fact and your reiterating it dosent make your writing cool.
3)also the argument for freedom is made with reason in all her books. Maybe you dont believe in reason. I suggest reading Aristotle.
4)"philosophy begins with an acknowledgment both of the complex world we live in and the paradoxes of the human condition."- that phrase is making an absolute statement while denying absolutism- wonderful contradiction of modern indian journalists.
5)"Rape is not the same as passion" - haven't you read a single Mills and Boon book- is fascist samrat going to ban them too?.you have absolutely no respect for people who indulge in rough sex.believe me every woman i know has had a fantasy of submitting sexually to the man she loves.
6)"ambition is not the measure of man"- then what exactly is the measure?His level of education in a foreign college, the amount of money he steals from the middle-class to give to the poor and the rich like most politicians of the world, banning fish pedicures, furs,cigarettes, industries and eating animals in the name of "saving our mother planet", or is it the number of Nobel peace prizes he wins on no objective basis?
7)an aggressive, no-holds-barred individualism as a personal philosophy is particularly attractive during years of heightened hormonal confusion.- so u are one of those people who beleives humans are a product of their hormones, genes, past life karma etc?nice.u probably support sodomites and the true kind of unthinking rapists then. Josef Fritzl is waiting for you to defend his hormones.
I would like an explanation for your words- is it caused u studied for free in some government run college in India or elsewhere?or is it your inability to realise that most humans other than you would rather live for their own long term rational self interest and Ayn rand's books are an inspiration to such individuals , especially those who live in Socialist- welfare state hellholes like India.