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Best chapter in the book – pt. 2

Atlas Shrugged – Day 091 – pp. 972-981 “You can accept our repentance,” said Lillian in a voice glassy with caution. “I only want you to know that whatever I’ve done, I’ve done it because I loved you.” Hank ain’t listening to that. Mother Rearden is approaching panic mode. “What’s happened to you? What’s changed […]
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Jim Taggart’s descent to oblivion

Atlas Shrugged – Day 083 – pp. 892-901 Now we shift back in time. (Just an hour or so) Jim Taggart is sitting in his study and sees Cherryl leave the apartment. He slams the door and we get into a little “crazy scene.” (The kind of stuff that wins actors Oscars. — I have […]
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Saving the country’s morale

Atlas Shrugged – Day 078 – pp. 842-851 “How many trains have been discontinued in the country in the past three weeks?” “It has eliminated thirty per cent of the trains run in the country,” said Eddie. “The only competition left is in the applications to the Board for permission to cancel trains. The railroad […]
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The climax of the decline (???)

Atlas Shrugged – Day 054 – pp. 529-538 “You know, of course, I won’t allow this to continue. . . I won’t permit you to have her. Not her. Anyone but her. . . . I won’t permit it! You’ll give it up!. . . You’ll give it up, you’ll leave her, you’ll never see […]
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Secrets revealed

Atlas Shrugged – Day 053 – pp. 519-528 My God! How long have I been gone! Well the move is about done. Pictures to hang and a few more things to organize, but for the most part, I’m all in. I think I set a world record for how much crap one guy can have. […]
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Settin’ things aright. . .

Atlas Shrugged – Day 047 – pp. 459-468 Hank and Francisco finish sealing the breach in the furnace. They said nothing to each other when they walked together through the darkness, on their way back to the office. Kind of like that awkward silence after . . .never mind. . .
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“. . .if discovered. . .”

Atlas Shrugged – Day 044 – pp. 429-438 Busted. “He stood like a man in military uniform at some official proceedings where emotions could not be permitted to exist.” “Aren’t you going to try to justify yourself?” “No.” “Aren’t you going to start begging my forgiveness?”
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The wedding crasher

Atlas Shrugged – Day 041 – pp. 399-408 No it’s not a cuisinart. It’s her husband at the reception. In the presence of so many of whom it will impress. “Your guests are quite impressed. I can practically hear them thinking all over the room. Most of them are thinking: ‘If he has to seek […]
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Of receptions and deceptions…

Atlas Shrugged – Day 040 – pp. 389-398 And on and on he’d ramble. About how good Dagny, his “ruthless, conceited bitch” of a sister and Hank Rearden and all the rest of them are at making money. Why wouldn’t they acknowledge his spiritual superiority. Don’t know Jim.  Maybe if you were living in a […]
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A Taggart merger

Atlas Shrugged – Day 039 – pp. 379-388 Chapter II — The Aristocracy of Pull Finally a title that makes sense! This is the world we’re living in right now. Where if you are positioned correctly in the right office and know the right people, you can get – do – say – screw just […]
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Profit, guilt and higher purpose

Atlas Shrugged – Day 031 – pp. 304-313 But Hank has other struggles besides business and politics. His personal dalliances have left him in a swamp of moral turpitude. (Turpitude, I like that word. Sounds messy.) Back in Rome WI, Mayor Bascom had remarked about the woman “who was not Hank’s wife.”
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Three strikes for Dagny

Atlas Shrugged – Day 016 – pp. 154-163 Dagny questions the story… Can’t imagine why.   However Francisco walks up and says he believes the story.  The storyteller walks away in a huff — Nobody likes Francisco anymore… He chuckled at her bursque departure. Dagny asked coldly, “What’s the joke?”
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An explanation of the Mexican fiasco…

Atlas Shrugged – Day 014 – pp. 134-143 The exposition of modern thought continues for a couple pages. They seem to be able to apply their planned economic ideas to almost anything… “There should be a law limiting the sale of any book to ten thousand copies. This woudl throw the literary market open to […]
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Hank Rearden (and his whole screwed up family) – pt 2

Atlas Shrugged – Day 004 – pp. 33-43 We’ve got company. His wife Lillian, his mother, his brother Phillip and an acquaintance Paul Larkin. Henry’s late for (missed actually) dinner which apparently he promised he’d be home for.  Time to dive into his head as we contrast him with the other (undoubted) losers in the […]
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