Saturday, August 21, 2021

A fresh take on Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", as reviewed on Prageru


NYNY 2015-11

I had talked about Atlas Shrugged here May 16, 2009, but I thought I would share a review by PragerU with Michael Knowles and Eric Daniels.

They talk about the idea that the driver of the plot of the 1200 page novel is an unwinding of the relationship between two heroes, Dagney Taggart (who runs the railroad) and Henry Reardon (who makes the school).  Heroes disappear, and go on strike, to leave the mooches to flounder and let the world fall apart.  Interesting is that it isn’t driven between heroes and villains (although the end of the three-part movie was indeed, as I remember).

Daniels also talks about the moral basis of marriage and children, which is that is should be seen as a process that should increase personal agency.

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