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Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

"a mystery story, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder--and rebirth--of man's spirit"

Who is John Galt?
I know, but do you?
Why should you want to know?

Atlas Shrugged (1957) is Ayn Rand's magnum opus. This novel is a challenge to two thousand years of altruism in our civilization.

Atlas Shrugged combines metaphysics, morality, economics, politics, and sex. It shows how 'ought' derives from 'is'. It demonstrates the meaning of money, and of sex, and much more.

It is the greatest act of justice in history, because it is a tribute to the men of the mind: philosophers, scientists, engineers, businessmen, bankers, artists, teachers...

Atlas Shrugged is a romantic novel; the integration of theme, plot, characterization, and style is extraordinary; the scope and depth are revolutionary; and the stakes are as high as possible: man's life qua man vs. his death.

If you love your life, and want to live on Earth, you will find in this book the greatest defense of those values ever written.

If you haven't read Ayn Rand's book yet, you are, in a sense, lucky: you can still discover it and enter Atlantis, a world of moral giants!

-- Magnus Kempe