Atlas Shrugged

by Ayn Rand
List(s):"Carp 500"
Category: "Fiction - General"
Year of Publication:1957
Date Read:04/06/1997
Notes:Dagny Taggart struggles to manage a transcontinental railroad amid the pressures and restrictions of massive bureaucracy. Her antagonistic reaction to a libertarian group seeking an end to government regulation is later echoed and modified in her encounter with a utopian community, Galt’s Gulch, whose members regard self-determination rather than collective responsibility as the highest ideal.

COMMENTS — Ayn Rand’s novels present her philosophy of objectivism, which held that all real achievement is the product of individual ability and effort, that laissez-faire capitalism is most congenial to the exercise of talent, and that selfishness is a virtue, altruism a vice.
My Rating: 7

Reviews for Atlas Shrugged

Review - Atlas Shrugged

Compelling, disturbing and probably dangerous. It was far too long. Halfway through I knew how it would end, but it kept not ending over and over. Rand rips on liberals big time, but also dumps religion and God in with the problems that need to be solved.
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