By Ayn Rand
The 12 months 2005 marks Ayn Rand’s Centennial Year.
The dazzling tale of a guy that acknowledged that he might cease the motor of the world—and did. super in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is in contrast to the other publication you've ever read.
Atlas Shrugged is a singular by means of Ayn Rand, first released in 1957 within the usa. It was once Rand's fourth, longest, and final novel, and he or she thought of it her magnum opus within the realm of fiction writing. As indicated by way of its operating name The Strike, the booklet explores a dystopian usa the place major industrialists and businessmen refuse to permit the govt. to take advantage of their hard work for the "general good." The protagonist, Dagny Taggart, sees society cave in round her because the govt more and more asserts keep an eye on over all undefined, whereas society's most efficient electorate, led via the mysterious John Galt, gradually disappear. Galt describes the strike as "stopping the motor of the world" by way of chickening out the "minds" that force society's progress and productiveness; with their strike those inventive minds desire to illustrate that the financial system and society could cave in with no the revenue cause and the efforts of the rational and productive.
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She knew at once that something had happened, by the way he looked and the way he followed her silently into her office. " She looked at him blankly. " "Left. Retired. " "What happened? " Taking her time deliberately, she unbuttoned her coat, sat down at her desk, started to pull off her gloves. Then she said, "Begin at the beginning, Eddie. " He spoke quietly, but he remained standing. "I talked to his chief engineer, long distance. The chief engineer called from Cleveland, to tell us. That's all he said.
They looked at each other. " Instead, her voice even, she said, "Don't worry. We'll find another contractor for the Rio Norte Line," It was late when she left her office. Outside, on the sidewalk at the door of the building, she paused, looking at the streets. She felt suddenly empty of energy, of purpose, of desire, as if a motor had crackled and stopped. A faint glow streamed from behind the buildings into the sky, the reflection of thousands of unknown lights, the electric breath of the city.
She had a job to do. She did not have time to feel pain; not often. The first step of the policy that James Taggart brought to the railroad was the construction of the San Sebastian Line. Many men were responsible for it; but to Dagny, one name stood written across that venture, a name that wiped out all others wherever she saw it. It stood across five years of struggle, across miles of wasted track, across sheets of figures that recorded the losses of Taggart Transcontinental like a red trickle from a wound which would not heal—as it stood on the ticker tape of every stock exchange left in the world—as it stood on smokestacks in the red glare of furnaces melting copper—as it stood in scandalous headlines—as it stood on parchment pages recording the nobility of the centuries—as it stood on cards attached to flowers in the boudoirs of women scattered through three continents.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand