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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Ayn Rand

How to best describe the unease I feel as a Libertarian-leaning person in a socialist-leaning country, and the reason I simply cannot vote Democrat? One word: Anthem

LearnOutLoud.com is featuring Ayn Rand’s tale as August’s Free Audiobook of the Month selection.

From Wikipedia:

Anthem is a dystopic science fiction story taking place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. As is common in her work, Ayn Rand draws a clear distinction between the "socialist/communal" values of equality and brotherhood and the "productive/capitalist" values of achievement and individuality.

Considering following up with Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead? In the words of Ayn Rand, from Chapter 11:

I am. I think. I will.

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