Comment: Why listen to midgets when ORIGINAL thinkers had spoken?

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Why listen to midgets when ORIGINAL thinkers had spoken?

Dear Ayn,

"To find one person that has carved out a completely integrated
rational ethic, rational epistemology, rational psychology, and
rational politics, all integrated one with the other, and then to find
each with the other portrayed through characters in action, is a doubly
staggering event. And I am surprised that it astonishes even I
who was familiar with the general outlines of your system. What it
will do the person stumbling upon it anew I cannot imagine. For you
have achieved not only the unity of principle and person, and of reason
and passion, but also the unity of mind and body, matter and
spirit, sex and politics . . . in short, to use the old Marxist phrase, “the unity of theory and practice.”

Murray Rothbard.
October 3, 1957