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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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message 4: by Dave (new)

Dave Kirlin I'm really curious on what you thought about it.


Kendra Schaefer Honestly? I liked it but also somehow agree with this:

http://xkcd.com/1049/


message 2: by Dave (new)

Dave Kirlin Ha! I think it may be an interesting read, but not a good read. I'm just curious about it since Republicans always seem to like it.


Kendra Schaefer Reading her is somehow like reading Heinlein. Yes, it's a well-written book, it can even be a good book. Very occasionally, a great book. But Heinlein was an honest-to-god fascist (not in the finger-pointing sense, in the real political sense) - and you just can't really agree with most of the things he holds up as positive conclusions.

Which is why I enjoy the alt text on the XKCD so much: "Image text: I had a hard time with Ayn Rand because I found myself enthusiastically agreeing with the first 90% of every sentence, but getting lost at 'therefore, be a huge asshole to everyone.'"


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