Just as in the simulated cellar at the top of a penthouse, the world is upside down.
Good. Rand is fond of symbols and metaphors. Connect this to the rotted out tree in the first chapter.
posted on 01/31/2009 12:15:23 PM PST
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
It is Keats’ “widening gyre” — all symbol and no substance. The center does not hold. This is obviously a society in the last stages of terminal decadence, where “mere chaos” is loosed and mediocrity has become the new aspiration.
posted on 01/31/2009 2:57:59 PM PST
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