Tag Archives: Ayn Rand

Holding the line

The modern world of liberal individualism has been described by many people in both good and bad terms, but I find its upsides are easy to appreciate when one considers the alternatives. Most people in western Europe now have opportunities and freedoms that their ancestors could only dream about, they can try their luck in a profession other than that of their parents, books are nowdays rarely burned and the bond between state and faith has mostly been severed. Young men and woman can be friends and, if they choose to, lovers, without the matter concerning the entire tribe and ending in bloodshed and sorrow. Though some of us may take such things for granted, they didn’t appear out of thin air, they had to be fought for. They can however, swiftly, disappear into thin air, if not properly maintained. Continue reading

The point is that Atlas didn’t shrugg

A couple of months ago I stumbled upon a blog run by someone named Adam Lee. Among other content on this blog the author also recaps the entirety of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, chapter by chapter. As I write this the recapping is still going on, one chapter or part of one chapter is revived each week and by now Mr. Lee has gotten through more than half of the book. You can find all of this here.

This recapping of Continue reading