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1,200 Words on 1,200 Pages

Wow! Quite a ride. Great book, although the romantic aspects of this baby leave something to be desired. As far as drama goes, I don’t know. She has some good dramatic spins in the book. But tends to crush her own efforts under the weight of her prose. Anyway, Lots of thoughts to cram into […]
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Romantic Objectivism … Bullshit

Atlas Shrugged – Day 073 – pp. 792-801 Galt, Francisco and Dagny walk out to see d’Anconia Copper mine #1. Francisco and Galt chat but Dagny is watching Francisco. She notices the “quality of his glance whenever it rested on Galt.” Francisco obviously looks up to Galt. He’s the alpha dog in this pound. And […]
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Philosophical tid-bits from the valley

Atlas Shrugged – Day 072 – pp. 782-791 Now we cut to a section where Rand does a little philosophical exposition via her characters. She expands her worldview to beyond the realm of just “business.”
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“Evil” minds pt. 2

Atlas Shrugged – Day 068 – pp. 741-750 Now Rand twists — or rather UNtwists — a commonly held belief. “We’ve heard so much about strikes. . .and about the dependence of the uncommon upon the common. We’ve heard it shouted that the industrialist is a parasite, that his workers support him, create his wealth, […]
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Man’s “evil” mind

Atlas Shrugged – Day 067 – pp. 731-740 (Your bonus section for the day…) Dagny’s hot for this. It’s the one thing that has consumed her even more than the railroad. Over the door, there was a sign. I SWEAR BY MY LIFE AND MY LOVE OF IT THAT I WILL NEVER LIVE FOR THE […]
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Eddie, Jim and the Rio-Norte Line!

Atlas Shrugged – Day 001 – pp. 2-12 Ayn Rand is a libertarian prophetess along the lines of George Orwell.  You know what gives a prophet the ability to see into the future?  It’s nothing divine, nothing mystical.
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Atlas Blogged

Today, I am setting out upon a mighty quest. One that few have dared set out upon. One that fewer still have completed. Attempted by both great and lesser men, it has raised lesser men to greatness simply by it’s completion.  (And by that I mean anyone who’s done it’s a better man than me […]
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