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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.

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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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