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The pandemic completely unraveled the libertarian ideal of individualism in Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’

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Like a lot of white males, I read Ayn Rand’s bestselling novel “Atlas Shrugged” when I was 18. And like a lot of white males, “Atlas Shrugged” turned me into a huge jerk for a couple of months. 

“Atlas Shrugged,” which was published in 1959 and came in second only after The Bible in a Library of Congress survey of influential books, is a 1,200-page sci-fi novel about what would happen if all the “makers” in the world were to go on strike. The mysterious hero of the book, John Galt, encourages captains of industry, details ⇒

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