I think they are good reads, but I'm not sure that I agree with their premise. Rand is just too 'capitalism is king and socialism is pure evil' for me. I may be atheist/agnostic, but I'm also too much of a left-leaning liberal to feel totally comfortable with what she's saying.
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I've heard a lot about them, but never actually delved into them. They're rather large and frightening looking.
"On every world, wherever people are, in the deepest part of the winter, at the exact mid-point, everybody stops and turns and hugs. As if to say, â€śWell done. Well done, everyone! Weâ€™re halfway out of the dark.â€ť Back on Earth we call this Christmas. Or the Winter Solstice." Doctor Who
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Well, I just finished Anthem. I enjoyed the book until the end where Rand launches into a libertarian lecture.
I don't mind a book with a political message - in fact, most good literature has a message of some sort. But I don't need to be hit over the head with "The Point." Especially when I mostly agree with the writer's point of view.
Maybe I will try Atlas Shrugged and see if I like that better.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin
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