Re: Atlas shrugged

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 12:33:05 -0400 wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jun 1997, Tony B. Csoka wrote:
> >
> > I started reading "Atlas Shrugged" a few weeks ago, and just couldn't
> > bring myself to finish it. It is so badly written that I am not going to waste
> > any more time on.
> >
> I found "Atlas Shrugged" to be very ingaging, and have taken many valuable
> lessons from her philosophy, as well as some that are best unlearned. I
> haven't read any Nietzche, but would like to-- I dig drunken-orgies. ;->

I also read Atlas Shrugged about five years ago while spending a weekend
holed up at a freinds San Juan Island estate. I found that as long as I
skipped the 20 page soliloquiys in the middle of the book, it was rather
a decent, if dark, read. Given the time in which it was written, one can
see the sense of urgent intensity on the part of the writer to warn
against the tidal wave of "peoples democratic republics" taking root
across the planet, and the burgeoning socialistic hold on domestic

			Michael Lorrey
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