Skip to comments.Bill: Make 'Atlas Shrugged' mandatory
Posted on 02/07/2013 6:13:54 AM PST by JoeProBono
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Smaller Government???? I do not like mandatory laws no matter who they come from. I think that if a kid wants to read that book then ensure it is on the Summer list or reading list and let them choose.
Wouldn't that be neat ?
I think the book is dumb and can’t stand that garbage.
More worthwhile is Witness by Whittaker Chambers
Did you read the book about when all the Bluegrass musicians went out on strike? It’s called “Atlas Scrugged”.
It is a good read (have read the book twice) but anymore there is a huge flaw in that Communist China is taking over from us.
Think about that. We are buying everything from Communists.
Wake up people.
You think the book is "dumb?" You "can't stand that garbage?"
What are you, five years old?
Both books have value but AS makes the original American way more entertaining.
This is not an issue of smaller government versus bigger government...and for the record, we already have mandatory reading lists...its called SCHOOL CURRICULUM - this is just a suggestion to add Atlas Shrugged to that list. No expansion of anything.
I have reservations about anyone who would call AS “garbage” - putting them in agreement on this issue with Obama. But moreover, why would it be mutually exclusive concepts to read both Rand and Chambers? I don’t think there’s a law we can only read one or the other? And they’re different books.
In today’s education monopoly, the good intention will just get twisted by teachers’ union.
Their minds had been poisoned, they don’t see any other way.
Ann Rand was not writing arguments based on facts but social science kind of garbage that I despise.
And while they are at it, have them read and study “The 5000 Year Leap.”
I’d settle for “A History of the American People” by Paul Johnson, instead the Howoard Zinn crap.
Let me help you out here with a concept: Rand was a fiction writer, and yet her stories are remarkably prescient. In other words, her "facts" didn't happen until decades later, which we call prophetic or prescient. She drew on her life under communism as an inspiration. Frankly, I don't think you've read her work, I am calling you out here for reading something "about" her work and using that as an excuse not to read it. Your "social science" garbage statement makse zero sense at all. And by the way, it's Ayn, not Ann.
The Chinese are “Communist in name only.”
“I think the book is dumb and cant stand that garbage.
More worthwhile is Witness by Whittaker Chambers”
I read both books, don’t remember too much of “Witness” however, “Atlas Shrugged” sticks to my brain like no other book.
I disagree then.
The Chinese are very much Communist.
You never read Atlas Shrugged.
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