Have you ever read "We The Living" by Ayn Rand?
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"...its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with...
its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
Whose quote is that?
Screen writer and comedian John Rogers, it was once quoted (not exactly same words) by economist Paul Krugman
If you don't understand her theories on Objectivism, or the Virtue of Selfishness, then you miss the eternal lessons of humanity.
The Fountainhead should be mandatory study for all HS Seniors, prior to attending a Liberal Indoctrinating Institution.
Just read the Fountainhead, Freshman in HS, did it fr fun
Then move on to Atlas Shrugged. It's more thorough and involving; essentially better writing.
Her writing is profoundly adaptive to most situations in life, so rereading is never a waste of effort.
Reading we the living right now, I'll read that next
My father, Larrey D Anderson, visited The USSR in the 80's, and witnessed firsthand what Ayn Rand predicted. He wrote a book, The Underground, about women trying to escape Socialist oppression. You might still find it on Amazon.
Just "Anthem"--I really enjoyed that one.
I've read Anthem and Fountainhead. anthem was pretty good.
No. Ayn Rand is a nut case.
I watched quite a few videos of her a while back...not my style at all.
No but I'm reading Atlas Shrugged right now.
I've only read the one, the title escapes my mind, with the main character named Equality.
That's Anthem, aka the only Rand book I like.