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MrAngerer June 8th, 2014 4:14pm

Have you ever read "We The Living" by Ayn Rand?

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ELATeacher
06/10/14 8:56 am

Sorry for duplicate post, the iPad app is acting up.

ELATeacher
06/10/14 8:55 am

"...its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

ELATeacher
06/10/14 8:55 am

"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...

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ELATeacher
06/10/14 8:55 am

its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

ELATeacher
06/27/14 4:44 am

Screen writer and comedian John Rogers, it was once quoted (not exactly same words) by economist Paul Krugman

ELATeacher
06/10/14 8:55 am

"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...

TheeCourt Realville
06/09/14 2:12 pm

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.

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cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
06/09/14 4:05 pm

Just read the Fountainhead, Freshman in HS, did it fr fun

TheeCourt Realville
06/09/14 7:16 pm

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.

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
06/09/14 7:25 pm

Reading we the living right now, I'll read that next

TheeCourt Realville
06/09/14 9:33 pm

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.

Antoinette Michigan
06/08/14 8:47 pm

Just "Anthem"--I really enjoyed that one.

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cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
06/08/14 6:30 pm

I've read Anthem and Fountainhead. anthem was pretty good.

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EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
06/08/14 4:08 pm

No. Ayn Rand is a nut case.

I watched quite a few videos of her a while back...not my style at all.

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TierasPet
06/08/14 9:47 am

No but I'm reading Atlas Shrugged right now.

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beanD California
06/08/14 9:26 am

I've only read the one, the title escapes my mind, with the main character named Equality.

fracy A deeper shade of blue.
06/08/14 10:35 am

That's Anthem, aka the only Rand book I like.