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Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged (2012 Documentary)

Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged (2012 Documentary)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/373081

(thanks libertynerd for the link http://www.dailypaul.com/237450/should-ron-paul-supporters-a...)
http://www.hulu.com/watch/373081

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I'd forgotten the oak tree and I laughed aloud when someone later said "Ayn Rand wasn't subtle" in Galt's speech.

I first heard of her through a pizza boss and the Ford Hall Forum. I have often wondered why she with her "Ayn Rand Newsletter", like Ron and his subscription institute, priced the young college student out of the dialogue. It seems to me that new open minds should be the target instead of the ossified choir. If Bush and Obama can garner millions of dollars there must be a few honest men eager to support the truth. Any Chemist knows you have to sufficiently activate the elements before you get the reaction.

I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.

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Another bump: Watched this a few days ago. Worth it!

Imagine, it took Ayn Rand two years to write the chapter entitled "This Is John Galt Speaking." That fact is easy to believe after reading this 50 page speech by John Galt.

link still works.

fy'all I.

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

This is John Galt Speaking

Thanks - very good video series there.

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I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Finished. Not just about the philosophy of the book...

but an overall look at the history of the book, Ayn's childhood, the 2010 film, lots of interviews, all without feeling 'stuffed' into an hour and a half.

Very very good...

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

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Bump to watch this later.

Thanks for posting, chris.

Excellent so far. At 16:00 they talk to Al Ruddy, producer...

of The Godfather, who according to wiki "For some time he worked with writer-philosopher Ayn Rand to produce her epic dystopic novel Atlas Shrugged as a movie, the rights to which he purchased in the mid-1970s..."
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I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg