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 Post subject: Atlas Shrugged
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:20 am 
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Currently trying to slog my way through, this is like my 3rd or 4th attempt.

It seems if I truly want to understand the heart of my enemy (Paul Ryan) I must learn to think like him.


It's slow going, though, even with the audio version. She does go on a bit, Jesus.



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 Post subject: Re: Atlas Shrugged
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:24 am 
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I read this.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlas Shrugged
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brannnn wrote:
It seems if I truly want to understand the heart of my enemy (Paul Ryan) I must learn to think like him.



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 Post subject: Re: Atlas Shrugged
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:30 am 
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I liked The Fountainhead...except for the ending. And the philosophy she espouses.



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 Post subject: Re: Atlas Shrugged
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:41 pm 
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I don't think I could ever read a book from an author who thinks like this.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlas Shrugged
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I don't think you can read a book from an author who thinks.

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It's an interesting set of things to think about.


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 Post subject: Re: Atlas Shrugged
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I wouldn't want to read a book written by the woman in this video, either. She's very wrong.



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 Post subject: Re: Atlas Shrugged
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Ayn Rand was an idiot and a hypocrite, but an author's views don't make his/her works bad.

I can't comment on her work (haven't read it), but there are plenty of great authors who hold (and held) views far more controversial and "wrong" than this, and that doesn't stop their works from being classics.

And no, I'm not talking about Orson Scott Card.



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Proustiprune wrote:
Ayn Rand was an idiot and a hypocrite, but an author's views don't make his/her works bad.

I can't comment on her work (haven't read it), but there are plenty of great authors who hold (and held) views far more controversial and "wrong" than this, and that doesn't stop their works from being classics.

And no, I'm not talking about Orson Scott Card.


Agreed.

I've never understood this sort of thinking.


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