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The Great Escape

Atlas Shrugged – Day 103 – pp. 1150-1159 Now we get a little hokey. Francisco grills the subdued guards. How many guards are there? Where? What are these rooms? It’s military precision. (You wonder, when you’re an expert at one thing, it would seem, in Rand’s universe, you’re an expert at everything.
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The “Passion” of John Galt (or the end of Jim Taggart)

Atlas Shrugged – Day 102 – pp. 1140-1149 No it ain’t. “Long coils of wire, like the twisted arms of an octopus, stretched forward across the stone floor, from the machine to a leather mattress spread under a cone of violent light. John Galt lay strapped to the mattress, He as naked; the small metal […]
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The “Galt-Stadler” Plan

Atlas Shrugged – Day 100 – pp. 1120-1129 “The elevator stopped on the mezzanine floor.” The group was surrounded by soldiers as they approached the door of the WF ballroom. Chick Morrison opened the door.
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The beginning of the end?

Atlas Shrugged – Day 99 – pp. 1110-1119 What does John Galt want?
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Mr. Thompson’s private lesson

Atlas Shrugged – Day 098 – pp. 1100-1109 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Does it always take this long to read the last 100 pages of a book? Or only when you run into the holidays? OK, I’m still waiting on some threat to the entire world by the Thompson Harmonizer / Project X thing. What a […]
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Captured!

Atlas Shrugged – Day 097 – pp. 1080-1089 + pp. 1090-1099 Guess what? It’s two-fer Thursday. The story between 1080 and 1089 was pretty stock stuff. If it was a movie, it’d be some kind of juxtaposition of scenes with a bit of dramatic background music. Witness…
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Ladies and Gentlemen – The John Galt Show!

Atlas Shrugged – Day 095 – pp. 1009-1069 Holy crap!!! John Galt has just taken the stage. Actually he’s used his hulking intellect to commandeer the broadcast. Hulk Galt say, “Puny looters!” Certainly, a mind of this superior capacity would obviously have something to say. But Ayn Rand goes nuts. I mean freakin’ nuts. His […]
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Broadcast interruptus

The news reports that reported Hank’s disappearance told everything but the story. They said things like it was “social treason to ascribe too much importance to Hank Rearden’s disappearance.” Some denied his disappearance entirely. Others reported his untimely demise. “It was strange she thought, to obtain news by means of nothing but denials…” But the […]
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The tunnel affair

Atlas Shrugged – Day 089 – pp. 952-961 They’re going to the main signal tower. She consults with the tower director. He starts making calculations. How are they going to move the train?
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Project X

Atlas Shrugged – Day 075 – pp. 812-821 But then again, maybe I judge too harshly. Self-interest is the thing that Rand is all about, and Galt is looking out for his interests. OK, maybe he’s not such a liar… Maybe. Anyway, as they’re saying goodnight, Dagny bursts into a stream of Galt-worship that come […]
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Decision Day!

Atlas Shrugged – Day 074 – pp. 802-811 I can’t wait!! “Yes or no, Miss Taggart?” She’s at a meeting with the “heads” of state — Mulligan, Galt, Francisco and Hugh Akston. Now I think we all know what her answer will be. The only question is whether she goes back to save the railroad […]
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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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“Dagny in Love” and other romantic twists

Atlas Shrugged – Day 071 – pp. 772-781 Francisco says: This country was the only country in history born, not of chance and blind tribal warfare, but as a rational product of man’s mind. this country was build on the supremacy of reason — and , for on magnificent century it redeemed the world. Indeed. […]
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A guest for breakfast

Atlas Shrugged – Day 069 – pp. 752-761 (One extra page at the end of the last chapter.) Chapter 2 – Utopia of Greed! (Don’t know but it sounds good.) So it’s morning and Dagny wakes up to see John Galt who’s already working at his desk. She broke something on the “ray screen” of […]
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The tour continues…

Atlas Shrugged – Day 066 – pp. 721-730 I just had a thought. All these men of industry are creating a veritable capitalist paradise in Mulligan’s mysterious valley. Cashing in on the power of their minds. Exchanging value for value. But. . . How do they plan to re-enter society? I mean, I’m guessing here, […]
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A tour of the grounds

Atlas Shrugged – Day 065 – pp. 711-720 Galt tells Dagny he’s been watching her (from the cafeteria via Eddie) and quotes her thing about the destroyer draining the brains of the world. She asks how long he’s been watching her. . . “For years.” The manner in which Rand describes his reply kind of […]
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Welcome to paradise

Atlas Shrugged – Day 064 – pp. 701-710 Welcome to Part III entitled “A is A” (What the hell does that mean?) When last we left our heroine, she was at the stick of a P-51 North American Mustang fighter plane, gunning down Nazis over Alsace Lorraine, France. . .
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Two new faces enter the fray

Atlas Shrugged – Day 058 – pp. 569-578 Eddie continues with his description of the follies. (I’ll condense.)
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The death of John Galt

Atlas Shrugged – Day 052 – pp. 509-518 High drama. In the movies I think there’s a name for this. Of course I don’t know what it is.  The board wants Dagny to recommend dismantling the only profitable line in the Taggart Trans system. The line she built…
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How to de-claw a looter

Atlas Shrugged – Day 037 – pp. 359 -368 “He would not work for me, so is probably the kind of man you want” A young physicist from the Utah Institute of Technology… His name . . .
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