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11/18/13 3:29 P

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I've read Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead.

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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4/23/12 8:54 A

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The first time I read atlas was audiobook for that very reason :)

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4/23/12 8:43 A

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I've heard a lot about them, but never actually delved into them. They're rather large and frightening looking.

"Can you just hurry up, please? Or Iíll hit you with my shoe." Doctor Who

"We have art to save ourselves from the truth." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." Franz Kafka


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4/23/12 3:50 A

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That's a very reasonable response to her style. She can get preachy...Atlas Shrugged has more preachy moments than Fountainhead - just so you are aware.

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4/22/12 4:49 P

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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.

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4/22/12 2:33 P

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I've never read them..... not too curious about them, tho.

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4/15/12 9:21 P

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That...is amazing!

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4/15/12 8:28 P

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Thanks for the tip. Picked up a free ebook. I like free.

By the way, my husband's last name is Gault. Rand spells it wrong.
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4/15/12 8:12 P

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If you do, start with anthem. It's not overwhelming in size and it is a pretty good overview of objectivism. It's also a good story :).

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4/15/12 6:53 P

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Never read them

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4/15/12 5:57 P

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I love these books and I'm curious about what you think of them, learned from them, how they have affected your life.

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