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About this book. This is a massive book. Reading it was like a journey and now having finished it feels like I’m saying goodbye to a part of my life. Read full review. I read this book in college because a was dating a guy who was an “objectivist” and this was his bible. So, over the course of three years I brainwashed myself with damn near every book she wrote.

Directed by Paul Johansson. With Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi. Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry​.

On the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Rand’s seminal book, followers date using a website where romance is pursued selfishly and productively. October 12, Ayn Rand might seem an unlikely matchmaker. In a Playboy interview, she famously said that a man who places friends and family above “productive work” is immoral, an “emotional parasite. Yet as “Atlas Shrugged” turns 50 this week, Rand’s iconic intellect presides over The Atlasphere www.

In many ways, of course, it’s no different from the mix of pragmatism and love that tugs members of any group — Christians, Jews, ardent vegans, or home-schoolers — toward one another in their choice of mates. But to some — at least those who don’t adhere to Objectivism, Rand’s philosophy of rational self-interest as man’s highest pursuit — her name evokes more cold capitalistic greed than candlelight dinners.

On a commemorative stamp, Rand’s features are sharp, her face a cold shade of moonlight, as she peers out from behind a skyscraper. Critics call Rand’s work shrill, arrogant, dogmatic, and godless. That wasn’t Francisco Villalobos’s intention either. Rereading “Atlas Shrugged” in college, he loved the respect that Rand’s industrialists and entrepreneurs show one another. Villalobos, referring to the Cypress Hills area of Brooklyn, N. Now, after two years on The Atlasphere, he’s contacted well over 35 women.

A trained philosopher, he’s hoped for someone “who would want to talk about ideas and wouldn’t get defensive in the process.

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Charles R. Anderson, Ph. The critical battle of our day is the conflict between the individual and the state.

Social networking site (with + members and + dating profiles) for admirers of Ayn Rand’s novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

Ayn Rand wrote Anthem in just three months in the summer of — as a break from the work of planning The Fountainhead. Anthem was initially published only in England, having been rejected by American publishers. The Fountainhead was initially rejected by twelve American publishers, but was nevertheless published first in the United States and only later in other countries. While The Fountainhead became a best seller within a few years after its publication, Anthem never made the best-seller lists.

Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view—not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophical meaning of Anthem. O Box Irvine, CA Entrants are responsible for keeping copies of their essays, as duplicate copies will not be provided. If submitting your essay electronically, you will be sent an email confirming our receipt.

If you are submitting by mail, please paperclip a stamped, self-addressed postcard to your essay, and we will return it to you with essay receipt confirmation. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophical meaning of The Fountainhead. We are offering all students who intend to enter the Atlas Shrugged essay contest a free eBook copy of the novel.

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Betit, a year-old teacher working with autistic children in Walpole, N. Finding him proved a challenge. Last fall, she met someone while volunteering for the Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul, but the affair was as ill-fated as the campaign itself. By winter she had all but given up on love. Then a friend told her about TheAtlasSphere.

Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand. Rand’s fourth and final novel, it was also her Sets Sept. 12 Release Date (Exclusive)”. The Hollywood Reporter​.

This topic is about Atlas Shrugged. Dec 02, PM. Join Trisha, Matty, and me as we begin this hefty book on the first day of the New Year! We will have a reading schedule to help us all stay on track! Dec 06, PM. Take us almost a complete month! We can do it! Thanks, Trisha! We CAN do this!!! Dec 07, PM. Excited for it!! Dec 31, PM.

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If recent reports are to be believed, people have started seeing parallels between our current economic meltdown and the world collapse outlined in the pages of Ayn Rand’s libertarian classic Atlas Shrugged. Rand’s fans proclaim her a prophet – the hero whose teachings will rid us of recession. This sudden popularity is odd why seek salvation from a situation caused by out of control markets in a book preaching less market regulation?

And so it was that I recently became one of the millions who have set out to discover the answer to the book’s opening question: “Who is John Galt? Galt, it transpires after odd pages of hard yakka is “Prometheus who changed his mind”.

Happy Atlas Shrugged Day! September 2nd is an important date throughout the novel: In the opening scene, a bum asks Eddie Willers for a dime and then.

See the gallery. Title: Atlas Shrugged: Part I It was great to be alive, once, but the world was perishing. Factories were shutting down, transportation was grinding to a halt, granaries were empty–and key people who had once kept it running were disappearing all over the country. As the lights winked out and the cities went cold, nothing was left to anyone but misery. No one knew how to stop it, no one understood why it was happening – except one woman, the operating executive of a once mighty transcontinental railroad, who suspects the answer may rest with a remarkable invention and the man who created it – a man who once said he would stop the motor of the world.

Written by Robb. There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs. Looking for something to watch? Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show.

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A towering philosophical novel that is the summation of her Objectivist philosophy, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is the saga of the enigmatic John Galt, and his ambitious plan to ‘stop the motor of the world’, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Opening with the enigmatic question ‘Who is John Galt? With the US economy now faltering, businesswoman Dagny Taggart is struggling to get the transcontinental railroad up and running.

For her John Galt is the enemy, but as she will learn, nothing in this situation is quite as it seems. Hugely influential and grand in scope, this story of a man who stopped the motor of the world expounds Rand’s controversial philosophy of Objectivism, which champions competition, creativity and human greatness. Ayn Rand , born Alisa Rosenbaum in St.

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Ayn Rand was a Russian-born American author and philosopher. Rand authored two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged Her novels were especially influential among conservatives and libertarians from the midth century. Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 2, When the tsarist regime was overthrown in the Russian Revolution of , her family moved to Crimea, where she finished high school.

She returned to Russia in and then moved to the United States in Ayn Rand is the pen name of Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum.

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Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand. Rand’s fourth and final novel, it was also her longest , and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. The theme of Atlas Shrugged , as Rand described it, is “the role of man’s mind in existence”. The book explores a number of philosophical themes from which Rand would subsequently develop Objectivism.

In doing so, it expresses the advocacy of reason, individualism, and capitalism, and depicts what Rand saw to be the failures of governmental coercion.

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You are now logged in. Forgot your password? Joshua Zader’s intellectual relationship with Ayn Rand began as it does for so many, during his college years. He then blazed a trail uniquely his own among Rand admirers by creating The Atlasphere — an online networking and dating site for the fans of Rand’s novels with particular emphasis on The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Zader found inspiration in Rand’s portrayals of independence and integrity, saying: “Rand’s ethical vision was really one where we want to create a win-win world for everybody, and that there shouldn’t be conflicts of interest among rational people if you’re using an ethical system where everybody is treated as an end in himself.

Zader discusses the some finer points of Rand’s thought and novels, her supporters, her detractors, and her continuing impact. As a student of Buddhism, Zader explores how her ideas relate to what may seem like a conflicting view of the world. Zader: “Sometimes I see Buddhism as a set of practices in search of a philosophy, in an analogous way that Objectivism could be seen as a philosophy in search of a set of practices.

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Log in Sign up Support. Celebrate the literary and philosophical significance of the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand on May 7 by joining Jim Woods, Edward Hudgins, and Jim Woods, a plus-year veteran of the investment markets guest appears with show host Heather Wagenhals for the inaugural episode of The Atlasphere Podcast.

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Filmmakers behind the third Atlas Shrugged movie have set the politically opportune date of Sept. 12 to answer the question they pose: “Who is.

During our first date we talked favorite authors — mine, Ayn Rand, he rejected on on feminist grounds. So, instead of hooking up, I decided to hunker down for a critical re-read of Ayn Rand. Who better to help us set standards, define boundaries and reject fantasy thinking than the woman who founded Objectivism? These include:. Ask yourself, would you be proud to introduce him at your college reunion? Do you listen to him recount his day and feel a warm glow of pride?

A man can admire your spirit, your qualities, your way. You can date men who want you and chase you, but admiration is a different thing altogether. So, date the guy who brags about you, who listens when you talk, who notices when you walk in the room, and who inspires you to cultivate your best qualities. This includes both the men who need an entourage — and the men who make up the entourage. Men who surround themselves with sycophants have fragile egos belied by their wealth, power and celebrity.

These second-handers simply cannot orientate themselves to the universe without gauging their relative status to others around them. The entourage itself acts like a reality distortion field, bending and warping the way men perceive things. By flattering his conceits and sheltering his insecurities — they act to filter out the discordant feedback human beings to evolve.

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