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The complete Cliffs Notes of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" is available for free online
cliffsnotes.com ^

Posted on 02/26/2011 6:35:10 PM PST by grundle

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: atlasshrugged; aynrand; books

1 posted on 02/26/2011 6:35:13 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

interesting


2 posted on 02/26/2011 6:36:54 PM PST by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: grundle

bttt

Helpful for those who will never have the free time to read the book before seeing the movie.


3 posted on 02/26/2011 6:37:15 PM PST by txhurl
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To: grundle

300 pages.


4 posted on 02/26/2011 6:37:35 PM PST by Crawdad
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To: grundle

Should be mandatory reading in all the Blue States.


5 posted on 02/26/2011 6:38:28 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: txhurl
FReeper Book Club: Introduction to Atlas Shrugged
Part I, Chapter I: The Theme
Part I, Chapter II: The Chain
Part I, Chapter III: The Top and the Bottom
Part I, Chapter IV: The Immovable Movers
Part I, Chapter V: The Climax of the d’Anconias
Part I, Chapter VI: The Non-Commercial
Part I, Chapter VII: The Exploiters and the Exploited
Part I, Chapter VIII: The John Galt Line
Part I, Chapter IX: The Sacred and the Profane
Part I, Chapter X: Wyatt’s Torch
Part II, Chapter I: The Man Who Belonged on Earth
Part II, Chapter II: The Aristocracy of Pull
Part II, Chapter III: White Blackmail
Part II, Chapter IV: The Sanction of the Victim
Part II, Chapter V: Account Overdrawn
Part II, Chapter VI: Miracle Metal
Part II, Chapter VII: The Moratorium on Brains
Part II, Chapter VIII: By Our Love
Part II, Chapter IX: The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt
Part II, Chapter X: The Sign of the Dollar
Part III, Chapter I: Atlantis
Part III, Chapter II: The Utopia of Greed
Part III, Chapter III: Anti-Greed
Part III, Chapter IV: Anti-Life
Part III, Chapter V: Their Brothers’ Keepers
Part III, Chapter VI: The Concerto of Deliverance
Part III, Chapter VII: “This is John Galt Speaking”
Part III, Chapter VIII: The Egoist
Part III, Chapter IX: The Generator
Part III, Chapter X: In the Name of the Best Within Us
Coda: Ten Years After
Afterword and Suggested Reading
6 posted on 02/26/2011 6:39:48 PM PST by Publius
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To: Publius

Just kidding about 300 pages. Could I get on the Book Club ping list? Thanks.


7 posted on 02/26/2011 6:43:33 PM PST by Crawdad
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To: Crawdad

The book club wrapped up its work in August 2009. I maintain the ping list for people who want to be kept up to date on the book, movie or the general topic of Ayn Rand. Do you want me to add you to the ping list?


8 posted on 02/26/2011 6:45:00 PM PST by Publius
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To: grundle

bttt


9 posted on 02/26/2011 6:50:59 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Publius

That would be great. I appreciate it. I’ve read all of her major works, and I’m looking forward to the film.


10 posted on 02/26/2011 6:51:55 PM PST by Crawdad
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To: Crawdad

Done!


11 posted on 02/26/2011 6:55:36 PM PST by Publius
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To: grundle

pingaroo


12 posted on 02/26/2011 7:01:38 PM PST by woweeitsme
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13 posted on 02/26/2011 7:13:32 PM PST by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: Publius

PING


14 posted on 02/26/2011 7:18:30 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: grundle

Mark for later.


15 posted on 02/26/2011 7:28:10 PM PST by youngidiot (Don't let the name fool ya, toots.)
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To: grundle

bfl


16 posted on 02/26/2011 7:28:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: grundle

Bookmark.


17 posted on 02/26/2011 7:41:03 PM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: grundle

I’ve been trying to get through the book for the last year, but it’s so hard to find the time. Thanks!


18 posted on 02/26/2011 7:50:20 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: Don Corleone
Should be mandatory reading in all the Blue States.

Should be mandatory reading for all voters. .

19 posted on 02/26/2011 7:53:46 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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Bookmark


20 posted on 02/26/2011 7:56:20 PM PST by RoseyT
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To: grundle

Oh for goodness sakes some poor souless greedy little schilll is going to wet himeslef over this...


21 posted on 02/26/2011 7:58:29 PM PST by Tempest (I put money ahead of people)
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To: Publius

Thank you!


22 posted on 02/26/2011 8:23:59 PM PST by frog in a pot (We need a working definition of "domestic enemies" if the oath of office is to have meaning.)
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To: swatbuznik

I have it on my ipod from Audible.com. The unabridged addition, 63 hours long. The Narrator is excellent and its a lot easier to listen to than to read. I have listened to it at least 6 times. Just got THE FOUNTAINHEAD a couple of days ago.


23 posted on 02/26/2011 8:30:18 PM PST by albionin
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To: grundle
How's it go? "Roark jumps on soapbox again and runs on woodenly for days ... Well, I'll be, Roark jumps on a soapbox again and runs on woodenly for days?"

Don't get me wrong, reading Rand was transformational for me as well and I regard myself as something of a small-L libertarian, but all the elevation of her writing blows my mind. She wasn't among the great authors. Her sphere was in communicating ideology.

I greatly prefer her earlier work, which was rather unapologetically more of a, what, manifesto? Primarily Anthem and We The Living.

24 posted on 02/26/2011 8:37:25 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Publius

Do you want me to add you to the ping list?
************************************
Me too.


25 posted on 02/26/2011 9:12:44 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: grundle

There’s something fundamentally wrong about that. :-)


26 posted on 02/26/2011 9:13:04 PM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Roark was “The Fountainhead”, not “Atlas Shrugged”. I only know for sure because I’m reading that right now. OMG, she really has a thing for beating dead horses.


27 posted on 02/26/2011 9:32:45 PM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: zeugma

It’s a tough slog sometimes, but worth it. She’s not the greatest author but the concepts and ideology, she’s almost without compare.

I do get my Rand protagonists in a tangle sometimes. Fountainhead is architects, Atlas is trains and mining, right.


28 posted on 02/26/2011 9:38:32 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: grundle

saving


29 posted on 02/26/2011 11:01:54 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Drumbo

Why couldn’t this have come out oh about 2 years ago? LOL

Here ya go bud. The movie’s coming out on 15 April, so you have time.


30 posted on 02/27/2011 6:35:24 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: grundle

I began reading Atlas Shrugged in 1976.

I’m almost done.


31 posted on 02/27/2011 6:42:11 AM PST by y6162
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To: grundle
Great link!
Thanks!

Just went to iTunes and found that there is an app for that.

Atlas Shrugged, by CliffsNotes. $1.99.
Looks like a nice app.

32 posted on 02/27/2011 8:48:30 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: grundle

The best cliff notes on Atlas Shrugged on the web anywhere!

FReeper Book Club: Atlas Shrugged, Afterword and Suggested Reading
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2316675/posts


33 posted on 02/27/2011 8:54:47 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: grundle; EBH; Publius; Billthedrill
From the analysis section at the link:

Dagny is a model of the spirit and practice of capitalism. She believes in industrial production and profit — hard work and earning large amounts of money. She orders rails from Hank Rearden instead of Orren Boyle because Rearden delivers his product and Boyle does not. Likewise, Dagny will provide freight service to Ellis Wyatt and the Colorado industrialists but not to the destitute economy of socialist Mexico because Wyatt and his colleagues produce but the Mexican economy does not. Jim, on the other hand, is an example of the spirit and practice of socialism. He believes in sacrificing for the "public good" and in giving chances to the little guy, rather than dealing with those already successful. He orders rail from Associated Steel instead of the efficient Rearden Steel in order, he says, to give Orren Boyle a chance. Likewise, Jim builds the San Sebastian Line at a cost of millions to give the impoverished Mexicans an economic opportunity. Dagny seeks to earn profit; Jim seeks to serve the public welfare. Because of their underlying differences, Dagny and Jim clash regarding the San Sebastian Line, the choice of steel companies, and many other things.

Based on this, I have to agree with EBH that Publius' threads - especially with Billthedrill's comments - are much better.

34 posted on 02/27/2011 10:20:56 AM PST by aflaak
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To: aflaak; EBH; Billthedrill
Thnak you both for your kind comments. Billthedrill and I worked tirelessly to come up with something better than Cliff's Notes, and we succeeded. We've turned it into a book (tentatively titled A Navigational Tool for Atlas Shrugged), we have an agent in New York, and we're hoping that a publisher will acquire it. Earlier in this thread are links to all the FReeper Book Club threads on Atlas Shrugged, and FReepers are free to go back and "take the course" as the movie's release approaches.
35 posted on 02/27/2011 10:27:51 AM PST by Publius
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To: albionin

Okay, I’ll look into that. Thanks.


36 posted on 02/27/2011 11:17:55 AM PST by swatbuznik
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To: Publius

I am not sure if you do the Atlas Shrugged ping,if not could you forward it ....

http://reason.com/blog/2011/03/03/atlas-shrugged-spectacularly-g

Atlas Shrugged Part I is rolling out pre-release screenings around the country, including in Washington, D.C. last night, and the reviews are coming in. A sampling:


37 posted on 03/03/2011 1:22:10 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Aggie Mama; alarm rider; alexander_busek; AlligatorEyes; AmericanGirlRising; ...
Initial reviews of the movie “Atlas Shrugged, Part 1"

Atlas Shrugged: “spectacularly good” or “incomprehensible gibberish”?

Atlas Shrugged Part 1: I’ve Seen It. It’s Awesome.

I’m So Relieved, The Atlas Shrugged Movie is Fantastic

38 posted on 03/03/2011 3:32:17 PM PST by Publius
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To: Publius

BUMP!

39 posted on 03/03/2011 3:48:30 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Art in Idaho

0bama and other Democrats might read it but they would never understand it.


40 posted on 03/03/2011 4:27:44 PM PST by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: the law of unintended consequences in action.)
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To: Publius

Thanks!


41 posted on 03/03/2011 5:00:24 PM PST by Larry Lucido (The "examiner" blog is the Typhoid Jane of warmed over news. Visit at your own risk!)
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To: grundle

Thanks for the link!


42 posted on 03/03/2011 5:07:18 PM PST by austingirl
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To: Publius

From the first link:

“[There] are countless scenes of rough, bleak dialogue that never seem to stay on the track. This soon becomes the tone of the entire film: incomprehensible gibberish. I’m more than willing to give credit to the sound engineers, mixers and operators for their crisp captures. That said, I haven’t a clue in hell what was rolling through John Aglialoro‘s and Brian Patrick O’Toole’s craniums when they wrote the screenplay. Somebody please have them admitted for a CAT scan ASAP. [...]”

I betting that this is actually an ‘honest’ assessment of the film from the perspective of A LIBERAL. You would get the same review of the book which is clearly beyond the comprehension of this guy. If you’ve only learned arithmetic then you are going to have a heck of a time reviewing ‘Introduction to Calculus’.


43 posted on 03/03/2011 5:24:57 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint

I’m sure you’re exactly right.

A liberal would naturally be baffled by a world full of producers.


44 posted on 03/03/2011 5:55:24 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: txhurl
Helpful for those who will never have the free time to read the book before seeing the movie.

Aw come on, it's only about 6 pounds. Be a man!

45 posted on 03/04/2011 10:24:16 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: grundle

btt


46 posted on 03/04/2011 10:25:26 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: aflaak
Likewise, Dagny will provide freight service to Ellis Wyatt and the Colorado industrialists but not to the destitute economy of socialist Mexico because Wyatt and his colleagues produce but the Mexican economy does not.

Well, plus she thinks there's a good chance if she makes a success of it, the Mexican government will steal it from her and nationalize it.

47 posted on 03/04/2011 10:32:16 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: aflaak
Dagny seeks to earn profit; Jim seeks to serve the public welfare.

OK, I got to this and realized the writer's an idiot. The sentence is literally true, but very misleading. Jim wants to make profit too, he just thinks he can do stupid collectivist things and still get there, whereas Dagny's world is the one that truly extends people an opportunity.

48 posted on 03/04/2011 10:35:29 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Publius; Billthedrill

You and Bill are amazing. I hope your book gets published! Maybe the buzz of the movie will inspire the publishers to get moving and get it out soon. I think it would be a fantastic compliment to the movie. I wish you both the best of luck in this endeavor.


49 posted on 03/07/2011 2:01:19 PM PST by baseballmom (Philadelphia Phillies - 2010 NL East Champions)
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To: Publius

For your ping-list..
Atlas Shrugged is now on Netflix,no release date as of yet..
It only has 4 reviews all positive,alert the freepers to post some reviews..Thank you..


50 posted on 04/21/2011 2:56:58 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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