This is John Galt Speaking

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    The beginning of one of the most reviled and hated speeches of this past century in America.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOt6rUkU5xY]YouTube - "This is John Galt Speaking" #1[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luKo_w-EVmU&feature=fvw]YouTube - "This is John Galt Speaking" #2[/ame]

    If you wish to understand Ayn Rand's brand of philosophy, there is no clearer explanation than this. Love it or hate it.
     
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    The best part of the doorstop that is "Atlas Shrugged".
     
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    Atlas Shrugged is a great book.

    But if you're going to create a separate thread for every paragraph of the book, this is going to get old quickly.
     
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    Save for about 50 pages, "Atlas Shrugged" is the most boring piece of crap I've ever read.

    It put me off of reading fiction forever.
     
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    This is the meat of the book. All the rest is fluff.

    She's a philosopher, not a novelist. But watching these videos is far easier than reading [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Objectivist-Epistemology-Expanded-Second/dp/0452010306"]An Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology.[/ame]
     
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    Who is John Galt?

    :lol:

    Sorry, couldn't help myself. :)
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I like some of her ideas, but yeah, AS was difficult to get through.
     
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    As I said, I don't get youtube at work.

    And I guess we have a difference of opinion because I think as a philosopher and social theorist, Ayn Rand is a terrific novelist.
     
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    Based on what I could stomach of The Fountainhead, I have to agree with you 100% on Rand. As I've said before, it's a glorified romance novel masquerading as political philosophy.
     

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