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I encountered this quote about Atlas Shrugged a few weeks ago from Kung Fu Monkey “There are two novels ...
by 4fx
Comment Count 724 comments on Sat May 02, 2009 at 07:29 PM PDT with 470 Recommends
Just in time for Easter, the movie version of "Atlas Shrugged" is poised to be shown ...
by ijpoole
Comment Count 446 comments on Thu Apr 21, 2011 at 05:50 AM PDT with 423 Recommends
If you've ever read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, you really have to wonder at the people who take it as a recipe for a better world. Sure, it's an epic tale with Good Guys (and Girls) acting on ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 269 comments on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 07:32 PM PDT with 296 Recommends
So much for self-reliance. Echoing another famous Tea Party Patriot, Sarah Palin, the producer of "Atlas Shrugged: Part I" blames the media and the critics for his own dismal failure:
by Bob Johnson
Comment Count 391 comments on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 11:25 PM PDT with 290 Recommends
Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman made a statement at a Regional Plan Association conference last week that's generating some consternation . “I’m being told we got something less than 20 years ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 83 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 08:17 PM PDT with 262 Recommends
I saw this Washington Post article early this afternoon, before it was referenced in another diary currently on the Recommended list. I wanted to diary it myself then, but was busy at work with no ...
by candid psychiatrist
Comment Count 188 comments on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM PDT with 234 Recommends
"I give people Ayn Rand, with trappings" --- Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan (to Kim Klein of the Washington Post, 1970), as cited on page 2 of Contemporary Religious Satanism: A ...
by Troutfishing
Comment Count 193 comments on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 08:35 AM PDT with 232 Recommends
I'm sure some here have already seen [http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/04/14/atlas-shrugged-and-critics-wept/#comment-2533733 this], but for those who haven't I'd thought I'd try to give it more ...
by ThomJeff
Comment Count 146 comments on Fri Apr 15, 2011 at 08:48 AM PDT with 224 Recommends
The film version of Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's soporific paean to malevolent ego-centrism, has finally been released to the throngs of slobbering Tea Baggers desperate for some cinematic validation. ...
by KingOneEye
Comment Count 235 comments on Fri Apr 22, 2011 at 08:08 AM PDT with 176 Recommends
★★★ 1/2 The best comedy of the year so far. —...
by esby
Comment Count 192 comments on Fri May 06, 2011 at 06:53 PM PDT with 174 Recommends
My mother was the real reader in our family. Although she left when I was very, very young, some of my earliest memories are of her huge towers of books. She was always reading something. My ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 194 comments on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 05:02 AM PDT with 171 Recommends
"Atlas Shrugged" is based on the incredibly Liberal notion that ideas have value. As a matter of fact, Galt's ideas to make money are worth more than mere human life. He and his merry band are ...
by nolagrl
Comment Count 67 comments on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM PST with 132 Recommends
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by Frank Cocozzelli
Comment Count 61 comments on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 05:49 AM PDT with 78 Recommends
The Tea Party’s adoption of the late author Ayn Rand speaks volumes on the the Right wing’s roots of racial segregation, animosity and deterrence to progress. Any group – political or not – ...
by Joe Ascanio
Comment Count 76 comments on Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 08:18 AM PST with 68 Recommends
Two men, one a real-life hero, the other a fictional character, epitomize the contrast between philosophies of shared aspirations and self-centered egoism. One put a man on the moon, the other ...
by My EV World
Comment Count 70 comments on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM PDT with 67 Recommends
Have no doubt, Paul Ryan is a big admirer of Ayn Rand "I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are, and what my beliefs are. It’s ...
by The Stig
Comment Count 103 comments on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 11:12 AM PDT with 62 Recommends
As some of you may be aware, I recently posted my maiden post on Balloon Juice , in which I described my quick visit ...
by Sarahproudandtall
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 06:43 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
David Siegel, head of Westgate Resorts and one of the subjects of the documentary "Queen of Versailles" about the quest of him and his third wife to build a 90,000 square foot home (because their 26,...
by whittx
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 06:24 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
Up late with insomnia, I was reading a book called I Watch, Therefore I Am - a little tome on philosophy and television - when I come to the ...
by Purple Priestess
Comment Count 105 comments on Sat Aug 13, 2011 at 04:20 AM PDT with 44 Recommends
Ayn Rand has been actively cited in recent months as an inspiration for many leading conservatives with politicians such as Sen. Ron Johnson proudly endorsing Atlas Shrugged as his “foundational ...
by American Values Network
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue May 24, 2011 at 11:53 AM PDT with 43 Recommends