THE VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS * Ayn Rand (1964)

Selfishness — a virtue? Ayn Rand chose this book’s provocative title because she was on a mission to overcome centuries of demonization. “In popular usage,” Rand writes, “the word ‘selfishness’ is a synonym of evil; the image it conjures is of a murderous brute who tramples over piles of corpses to achieve his own endsContinue reading “THE VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS * Ayn Rand (1964)”

Atlas Shrugged * Ayn Rand Book Review

This has been due for a long time. The mammoth book that Ayn Rand wrote over 60 years ago (1957) is a manifest for objectivism and a case study of how the world would turn out if socialism were to be the ruling force of society. If need and not ability would be the onesContinue reading “Atlas Shrugged * Ayn Rand Book Review”

Best sex scene in Atlas Shrugged * Ayn Rand

Whoever told you that Atlas Shrugged is a boring book, they never mentioned that it features some pretty cool characters, love triangles by the truckload and one sex scene that would make Anne Rice blush! Well, maybe not Anne Rice but it’s definitely better than Murakami’s approach. The sound came from his engine, from theContinue reading “Best sex scene in Atlas Shrugged * Ayn Rand”

Did you wonder what is wrong with the world? * Atlas Shrugged – John’s speech.

Still reading Atlas Shrugged (been about two months now) and I came across this part of John Gault’s speech. Close to the finish now but I still don’t want this book to end… “Did you wonder what is wrong with the world? You are now seeing the climax of the creed of the uncaused andContinue reading “Did you wonder what is wrong with the world? * Atlas Shrugged – John’s speech.”

Atlas Shrugged * The crying song of the people * Excerpt

This is what happens when inept people rule the country and prioritize budgeting for friends and luxury rather than food and subsistence and jobs: “Soybeans make an excellent substitute for bread, meat, cereals and coffee-and if all of us were compelled to adopt soybeans as our staple diet, it would solve the national food crisisContinue reading “Atlas Shrugged * The crying song of the people * Excerpt”

Unearned Love * Atlas Shrugged

Because I picked that amazing quote about love and loving from the discussion between Francisco and Henry Reardon when they both loved the same woman, I decided to pick a discussion about love between Jim Taggart and his wife. “What do you want from me?” “Love,” he answered. She felt herself sagging with hopelessness, inContinue reading “Unearned Love * Atlas Shrugged”

“Show me the woman he sleeps with and I will tell you his valuation of himself.” * Atlas Shrugged Quote

The men who think that wealth comes from material resources and has no intellectual root or meaning, are the men who think-for the same reason-that sex is a physical capacity which functions independently of one’s mind, choice or code of values. They think that your body creates a desire and makes a choice for you-justContinue reading ““Show me the woman he sleeps with and I will tell you his valuation of himself.” * Atlas Shrugged Quote”

Robin Hood – The most immoral human symbol – Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)

I freakishly love Atlas Shrugged. This mammoth of a book from the Objectivist Ayn Rand. This is a small excerpt from the middle of the book – just after laws were given to rob from the rich and give to the poor, to make all men equal (which is in today’s world called The Robin HoodContinue reading “Robin Hood – The most immoral human symbol – Excerpt from Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)”