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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2014, 10:05:35 AM »

If you can read with a critical mindset I actually recommend you do read it.

There is a lot of vitriol in the world about her works, some fair, but most not. A lot of the disdain for her works is pure ad-hominem, based on demonizing her as a person, instead of tackling the validity of her reasoning, which you'll find quite rigorous. She was nothing if not thorough. In the very least, her works will get your brain gears turning, as she does tend to make a good point quite often. There are extremists on both sides of the debate who refuse to see the work as an impetus for further thought.

In that regard, I myself found it highly useful, sometimes the trick is not knowing the answer, but knowing which questions to ask.
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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2014, 11:06:30 AM »

Here's a thought provoking YouTube article on her by Sven Molineuax: Atlas Shrugged came 2nd only to the Babble as having influenced most Americans and both her Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged rated as #1 and #2 of world's greatest 100 books of the 20th Century in 1998 beating Ulysses, The Grapes of Wrath etc. Not bad for a Russian lady who fled USSR and witnessed the pogroms etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-2c7Keic_A
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2014, 11:41:45 AM »

Atlas Shrugged came 2nd only to the Babble as having influenced most Americans
Obviously Americans would like the book. It's got trains in it.

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