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Atlas Shrugged is on the "Books That Shaped America" list

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Another link posted on a politico-economic forum I also haunt . . . for whatever good it does for most there.

Also included Betsy's Anthem quote.

Being retired, I now have the luxury of playing around in many different Internet areas.

Warm regards to all.

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The description:

Although mainstream critics reacted poorly to “Atlas Shrugged,” it was a popular success. Set in what novelist and philosopher Rand called “the day after tomorrow,” the book depicts a United States caught up in a crisis caused by a corrupt establishment of government regulators and business interests. The book’s negative view of government and its support of unimpeded capitalism as the highest moral objective have influenced libertarians and those who advocate a smaller government.

Ok as far as it went, which isn't very far, but they couldn't bring themselves to talk about challenging 2000 years of philosophy for the first American philosophy.

And there is this one, which couldn't be more backward and confused describing William Jame's Pragmatism

“Pragmatism” was America’s first major contribution to philosophy, and it is an ideal rooted in the American ethos of no-nonsense solutions to real problems.

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