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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterK75 View Post
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    Ayn Rand was an objectivist, her ideas with the exception of a select few have been widely rejected by liberalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    Ayn Rand was an objectivist, her ideas with the exception of a select few have been widely rejected by liberalism.
    ‘Liberalism’ is becoming socialism in America and some of the effects of leftist ideology mirror events in the book.

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    If you look closely you will see that John Gault died in Scotland in 1839.

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    John Galt is hiding out with George Kaplan somewhere in South Dakota.
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    But does he ride a Harley or Beemer?


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    Who Is John Galt?

    per the novel, Atlas Shrugged, he was a man that called society's bluff.

    Many parallel's in today's American culture for sure where success and entrepreneurship have a self induced noose of social responsibility and a poor understanding of both Capitalism and Socialism.

    I need to re-read all her works again. I am forever in debt to the local Detroit Radio host (Mark Scott, AM 1270, WXYT) who turned many of us on to her incredible body of work.

    But I digress.....

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