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The bottom line is this: Our alternatives are a Romney-Ryan administration, a slower rate of increase in rights violations, and a great deal of discussion of Rand's ideas--or four more years of the Nihilist, a faster rate of increase in rights violations, and likely far less discussion of Rand's ideas.
But even Reagan knew when to compromise, and nobody would describe the Gipper as nihilist.
Camus characterises such rebels as nihilists, ideational twins of Herzen, Pisarev and the Russian nihilists of the 19th century, whose literary archetype was the character of the young Bazarov in Turgenev's novel Fathers and Sons.
Political participation marked by this awareness may challenge what Severino refers to as the dominion of the nihilist project of modernity and technology (127).
The nihilist in disguise as good country people acts as the unlikely catalyst for Hulga's enlightenment, but Mrs.
Conversely, characters who resort to existential despondency when confronted with their own absurd struggle are referred to as nihilist nemeses, the shadows or dark opposites of absurd heroism.
And yet, when fellow Louisville, Kentuckian Jim James of My Morning Jacket recommended the band in the fortieth issue of this magazine as one of his favorites, Wax Fang's principal songwriter Scott Carney sounded like a nihilist.
One does not have to be a research nihilist to realize that in a time of budgetary belt tightening, the government should spend the bulk of its smoking-related funding on prevention and reducing the ubiquitous availability of cigarettes.
Similarly, the attitude of the punk rock movement of the 1970s towards revolution was largely neutralised by the considerable pull of the very many nihilist punk bands - the Sex Pistols among them - who believed not so much in revolution as in nothing very much at all.
The Castles duo have been called leaders of such media-hyped sub-genres as "8-bit" and "nu-rave", however their nihilist aesthetic and diverse body of work suggests their intentions and potential are worth much more.
Vatican--On October 28, the Catholic Church beatified 498 martyrs murdered by the Communist and nihilist militias before and during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War, in the largest beatification ever.
Both Nietzsche himself and his free spirits are variously charged with the tasks of valuing, revaluing, creating value and legislating value, but at the same time Nietzsche is widely held to be a nihilist in the sense of denying that value is a feature of the natural world.