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"Atlas Shrugged", III:7, "Täällä puhuu John Galt"


Atlas Shrugged -romaanin keskeinen osuus on John Galtin radiopuhe. Tämä massiivinen yhteiskuntafilosofinen ohjelmajulistus vie romaanista kaikkiaan kuusikymmentä sivua, ja kuulemani mukaan monet romaanin läpi selanneet jättävät sen suosiolla lukematta. 3,108 more words


Quotes: The Purpose Of Government

“The only proper purpose of government is to protect a man’s rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, acting as an agent of self-defense, and, as such, may use force only against those who start the use of force. 54 more words

Ayn Rand

Quotes: The Oath of Galt's Gulch

“I swear – by my life and my love of it – that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine” 7 more words

Ayn Rand

A hero's welcome(?)

All this talk about income inequality, particularly in light of the recent SCOTUS decision, has gotten me thinking about what folks care about. Everyone seems to wish to attack the 1% ers, yet few seem to understand just how much actual power they still have. 377 more words


Racism Nation

Hater (definition) is a derogatory term which refers to a person who expresses hatred in public forums, especially those found on the web such as YouTube. 756 more words

In The Media


Hero-worship. I love that phrase. Properly speaking, hero-worship is: 1) a profound reverence for great people or their memory; 2) extravagant or excessive admiration for a personal hero. 335 more words

Philosophical Musings

Atlas Shrugged Is A Ridiculous Book

Atlas Shrugged is a hugely popular book among American conservatives and libertarians who see it as a symbol of resistance to government tyranny. This is surprisingly because it is a horrendous book containing cardboard characters, over necessarily long speeches, absurd plot lines and at least 500 pages more than it needs.