Quote of the day: Shrugging off Atlas Shrugged


From screenwriter John Rogers, quoted by Paul Krugman:

Two novels can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other involves orcs.

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2 responses to “Quote of the day: Shrugging off Atlas Shrugged

  1. Atlas Shrugged Not to Ayn Rand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBfnUC71yFQ John The Engineer Galt, Atlas shrugging to hide out until the sheep overthrow the wolves. John The Enginner Turmel has nowhere to hide and had to take on the wolves. Banking on Earth as it is in Heaven.

  2. The only book where the hero runs away to hide.

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