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Atlas Shrugged: Dagny Shot First

There is one scene in the book that many people hate. It makes Dagny look like a cold-blooded killer to them. I was looking forward to reading it and judging Dagny’s actions for myself. John Galt is captured and is … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged: John Galt Didn’t Murder the World

Did anyone else notice that John Galt didn’t cause the world to collapse? He says that he turned off the motor of the world, but I find it ironically not quite true. There is a great scene in the book, … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged: The Speech and Its Core Message

I’ve finally finished reading the infamous John Galt speech 😀 My impression is that I generally agree with him, apart from a few points. He focuses on having a healthy sense of selfishness, and always using your mind. He also … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged: Can People Like James Taggart Exist?

James Taggart is one of the most fun characters to read about. The heroes are great and interesting, but at times, they seem a bit too infallible and characters like James are a nice change of scenery. He’s a villain … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged: Preferences Are Not Just Preferences

This is my first post where I will criticize something in Atlas Shrugged. That something is Rand’s views on people’s sexual and artistic tastes. I think Rand believes people’s morals and thoughts cause people’s tastes. A person who thinks and … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged: Were the Passengers Responsible for Their Deaths?

If the train crash scene didn’t prove that Atlas Shrugged is actually a horror book, I don’t know what will. As the cronies start imposing more and more restrictions and artificial obstacles on productive people, the more productive people quit, … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged: Why Are All the Main Characters Rich and Powerful?

I think a lot of critics don’t like that the main characters in Atlas Shrugged are all rich, powerful, and have fancy titles. I think the reason why the main characters had to be wealthy and powerful is in the … Continue reading

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