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Our First FReeper Book Club: Atlas Shrugged
A Publius Essay | 15 January 2009 | Publius

Posted on 01/15/2009 10:32:08 AM PST by Publius

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1 posted on 01/15/2009 10:32:09 AM PST by Publius
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To: CSM; Savagemom

You have already pre-registered. Thanks for encouraging me.


2 posted on 01/15/2009 10:33:01 AM PST by Publius (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)
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To: Noumenon; Billthedrill; definitelynotaliberal

Ping. Interested in participating?


3 posted on 01/15/2009 10:33:49 AM PST by Publius (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)
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To: Jim Robinson

As promised, here it is.


4 posted on 01/15/2009 10:34:15 AM PST by Publius (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.)
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To: Publius

Well I am reading it now so I guess I would like some discussion on the book so could you add me

RB<><


5 posted on 01/15/2009 10:37:21 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Gentlemen, please. Rest your sphincters.)
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To: Publius
Ping list bump.


Thanks

6 posted on 01/15/2009 10:37:38 AM PST by G.Mason (If you surrender your right to own a gun, you surrender your right to your life)
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To: Publius

This is great....I’ll follow the thread ..... but I won’t read it again....once (when I was in my early 30’s) was enough....too many books....too little time right now. But, everyone should read it ONCE!


7 posted on 01/15/2009 10:38:18 AM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: Publius

Ping me please. I’ve been dying to read it.


8 posted on 01/15/2009 10:38:39 AM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: Publius

I readed a book onest. Sign me up.


9 posted on 01/15/2009 10:39:12 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Publius

Please add me to this ping list.


10 posted on 01/15/2009 10:41:19 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the Fee, Home of the Shamed)
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To: Publius
Americans accepted that things were hopeless and that nothing could be done. Feelings replaced facts. The very nature of reality was questioned. It took only a decade of economic stasis, misguided politics and cultural pollution to create the hell described by Rand.

Ouch. Too close to today's reality.

11 posted on 01/15/2009 10:41:19 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Publius

I’d like to join. I chew threw 2-4 conservative/political books a month.

In my Christian high school, we weren’t permitted to read Atlas Shrugged because of Rand’s atheism. I’ve read parts later in life, and would enjoy a discussion.


12 posted on 01/15/2009 10:41:19 AM PST by AmericanGirlRising (Buying carbon credits will not get me into Heaven. I am second - http://iamsecond.com/#/home/)
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To: Publius
Was talking only today to a coworker about Atlas Shrugged.

Unfortunately, Ayn Rand is unknown here in Germany - even among intellectuals.

I've got to get me a copy and reread it - it's been twenty-five years. Suppose that I'll have to order it online, since I want it in the original.

Regards,

13 posted on 01/15/2009 10:41:43 AM PST by alexander_busek
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To: Publius
It should be stated that most mere mortals are unable to finish the final speech.
14 posted on 01/15/2009 10:44:35 AM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: alexander_busek

add me to ping list please.


15 posted on 01/15/2009 10:47:40 AM PST by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: Publius

Please include me.


16 posted on 01/15/2009 10:47:54 AM PST by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: Publius
I don't recall the chapter where John or Francisco curled up with a good book.

Education is necessary.. everyone should read Rand, but the decades of opportunity to teach are gone. We aren't in an age of the mind, right now. Force will decide the future, not words.


17 posted on 01/15/2009 10:50:02 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: AmericanGirlRising
I chew threw 2-4 conservative/political books a month.

Well then, I recommend Humberto Fontova's book on Che Guevara and Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism".
18 posted on 01/15/2009 10:50:40 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Publius
Please sign me up. I have read it several times and hope to read it several more. I love the "throw back" quality, the timelessness of it. Since it is a story about human nature, the absence gadgets and technology that have come along since the book were written don't have any impact on the heart of the story for me.

I believe we are still early in this book. Once Zero is sworn in, the Looters will have "their man in Washington" and things will really begin to crumble.
19 posted on 01/15/2009 10:52:22 AM PST by The Louiswu (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)
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To: Publius

Well, I know that I often feel like Eddie, wondering what in the world is going on, and what’s wrong with these people.

One thing that I will say... I think that Ayn Rand must be spinning in her grave, because it’s the leftists that have completely mastered the revelation that Frisco revealed to Hank Reardon: The leftists have rejected the entire concept of guilt, to the point that they no longer have even the slightest bit of conscience, as we can see with the nomination of the guy for Secretary of the Treasury who didn’t pay his taxes. And the leftists are saying “it’s no big deal.” Talk about not being laden with guilt - or conscience.

Mark


20 posted on 01/15/2009 10:52:34 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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