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Atlas Shrugged (1957)

de Ayn Rand

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This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemys but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will learn the answers to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. "Atlas shrugged" emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms.… (més)
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One idea that's always bubbled under the surface of our collective worldview is that "pessimism == realism". It's upheld by a circular argument, which is that all good things are an illusion. If something good happens, it's not that good, and if it is that good, then it's happening under the wrong circumstances, if it's the right circumstances, then wrong somewhere else, and so on. The same sort of scrutiny isn't applied to surface-level bad things. So if a person breaks their leg and during recovery develops a lifelong passion for drawing, then who cares? they broke their leg. Besides the drawings suck: not even one gun / big titty. Under the belief that pessimism == realism, things in the world are either: openly bad; or secretly bad. But it's a fantasy borne from laziness: the world appears to you as all bad because you seek out the bad in all things, you're not putting any work in seeking out the good to counterbalance it. Being a pessimist doesn't make you "see the world for what it really is", it makes you a pessimist. You have a bias. If you want to see the world for what it really is, you need to keep your bias in check, just like I have to throttle my optimism. With that said, Atlas Shrugged says we should all be evil because kindness doesn't exist.

In the world concocted for the novel, the "openly bad / secretly bad" dichotomy is applied to people. You can either be: evil; or secretly evil. With that premise, the end result is that the world is a better place when everyone's honest about the complete dirtbags they are. I hold the conjecture that everyone comes out better off when people choose honesty even to their own detriment, so, for the world Rand has created, I totally agree with her thesis: if everyone's a cruel monster, just be a cruel monster already, who cares?

It's with the whole bit about "taking the conclusions from the book and applying them in real life" that I have a problem. I don't think Rand's world is like our own, and I think most people can just present their own experience as evidence for that. I get the sense that most people have a hard time being selfish jerks, no matter how much society drills that attitude into them. In my case, for example, it straight up physiologically feels bad to do, and I'm not exceptional in any way, so if I have that reaction, then probably most people do as well. I just don't think it's behavior that comes naturally for us, it's self-torture. I think there's a lot of (at least anecdotal) evidence that we have not evolved to be assholes, and in contrast, being kind feels kinda good: it's difficult to feel guilt or shame over having done a good deed, even when society demands that you do. Ayn Rand's "openly evil / secretly evil ppl" dichotomy relies on it being true that all people who aren't openly evil are secretly evil, and her conclusion that we should all be evil all the time depends on the dichotomy being correct, which can only be correct if kindness doesn't exist. That's why the book is so long: she spends 1100 pages "proving" that kindness doesn't exist, but the end result reveals less about the world and more about Ayn Rand herself. It's populated by cartoon villains and ... villains ... and nothing else. It's even cliché by now to list the actions of the protagonists here and say at the end "...and they're THE GOOD GUYS". That's how crazy this worldview is. If kindness doesn't exist, then why do the actions of these characters make people so uncomfortable?

Picture if someone made a treatise on how it's stupid that we have two names for literally the same color and why the hell does one green light mean "stop the car" and the other mean "go"? Obviously the person's colorblind. You wouldn't say that person "sees the world for what it really is", right? The world is not all blue, yellow, and dirty yellow. Atlas Shrugged is kinda like that treatise.

In conclusion, if this is your favorite book, go check your eyesight. ( )
  Endrey | Jan 14, 2023 |
Considerado o livro mais influente nos Estados Unidos depois da Bíblia, segundo a Biblioteca do Congresso americano, A revolta de Atlas é um romance monumental. A história se passa numa época imprecisa, quando as forças políticas de esquerda estão no poder. Último baluarte do que ainda resta do capitalismo num mundo infestado de repúblicas populares, os Estados Unidos estão em decadência e sua economia caminha para o colapso.
Nesse cenário desolador em que a intervenção estatal se sobrepõe a qualquer iniciativa privada de reerguer a economia, os principais líderes da indústria, do empresariado, das ciências e das artes começam a sumir sem deixar pistas. Com medidas arbitrárias e leis manipuladas, o Estado logo se apossa de suas propriedades e invenções, mas não é capaz de manter a lucratividade de seus negócios.
Ayn Rand traça um panorama estarrecedor de uma realidade em que o desaparecimento das mentes criativas põe em xeque toda a existência. Com personagens fascinantes, a autora apresenta os princípios de sua filosofia: a defesa da razão, do individualismo, do livre mercado e da liberdade de expressão, bem como os valores segundo os quais o homem deve viver – a racionalidade, a honestidade, a justiça, a independência, a integridade, a produtividade e o orgulho.
Best-seller há mais de 50 anos, com mais de 11 milhões de exemplares vendidos no mundo, A revolta de Atlas desafia algumas das crenças mais arraigadas da sociedade atual. Sua mensagem transformadora conquistou uma legião de leitores e fãs: cada indivíduo é responsável por suas ações e por buscar a liberdade e a felicidade como valores supremos.
  FranklinJRibeiro | Jan 13, 2023 |
300 good pages and 769 filler pages, rounded up to 2 stars.

I started out liking this book. Dagny is an individual of intellect and integrity. Several other main characters are as well and they contrast to those such as Dagny's brother that believe to blind submission to political correctness and dishonest motive in charity. Much of the first 100 pages included James Taggart deferring promises and responsibility and calling it kindness while Dagny and Hank Rearden have been quoted, "I'll take responsibility," after others around them stagnate because they both fear of taking command and inability to create a solution in non-ideal circumstances.

However, beyond the first 150 pages and several little chunks later in the book I generously round to 300, Atlas Shrugged is redundant. I ended up skimming and skipping save for a few chunks of pages. The message would have been more effective in a briefer format. Good premise, poor execution. ( )
  leah_markum | Oct 28, 2022 |
I read this a long, long time ago, and my then unsophisticated mind probably liked the book. I probably naively thought she was writing about the real world, something I knew little about at the time - well, I was living in Birmingham, Alabama at the time, so the world I knew about was not very real.

In some ways, I compare her writing to Tom Clancy's, with heroes that are bigger than life because the bad guys (liberals) are such low-life caricatures of all the bad traits he imagines liberals believe in.
  MartyFried | Oct 9, 2022 |
Well, both Ayn Rand and I finished this book. It was very long, and I am sincerely happy I did not write it. In that she did, Ms Rand, a desparately unhappy person, has my sympathy. I do not agree with her philosophical views and beleve them to be a harbour for sociopathy. While humans do pursue pleasure, and satisfaction, I am a firm believer in the idea of "The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number". The characters are wooden, and their motives other than the selfish, weak. Do remember, that none of the promeinent Objectivists chose, or were allowed, to reproduce, which argues a great flaw in a philosophy. Do read it, but remember that in the case of serious disease, or unease, an innoculation is a good idea. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Aug 31, 2022 |
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"Despite laborious monologues, the reader will stay with this strange world, borne along by its story and eloquent flow of ideas."
afegit per GYKM | editaNewsweek
 
"to warn contemporary America against abandoning its factories, neglecting technological progress and abolishing the profit motive seems a little like admonishing water against running uphill."
 
"inspired" and "monumental" but "(t)o the Christian, everyone is redeemable. But Ayn Rand’s ethical hardness may repel those who most need her message: that charity should be voluntary…. She should not have tried to rewrite the Sermon on the Mount."
 
Atlas Shrugged represents a watershed in the history of world literature.
 
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article...

"We struggle to be just. For we cannot help feeling at least a sympathetic pain before the sheer labor, discipline, and patient craftsmanship that went to making this mountain of words. But the words keep shouting us down. In the end that tone dominates. But it should be its own antidote, warning us that anything it shouts is best taken with the usual reservations with which we might sip a patent medicine. Some may like the flavor. In any case, the brew is probably without lasting ill effects. But it is not a cure for anything. Nor would we, ordinarily, place much confidence in the diagnosis of a doctor who supposes that the Hippocratic Oath is a kind of curse."

"remarkably silly" and "can be called a novel only by devaluing the term" ... "From almost any page of Atlas Shrugged, a voice can be heard, from painful necessity, commanding: 'To the gas chambers — go!'"
 

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This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemys but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will learn the answers to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. "Atlas shrugged" emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

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