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Ayn Rand: “Atlas Shrugged.” John Galt’s Speech. 1957

Introduction Ayn Rands‘ philosophy is at the core of the American Right; it is an expression of strong libertarianism in support of capitalism and not the “compassionate conservatism” of the Bush Era. Her main book is “Atlas Shrugged,” 1957. In it, the hero, John Galt, makes a radio speech to the nation explaining the strike of the “producers” (Capitalists.) The speech reveals the philosophical mystery of the plot: Why are the most productive people leaving their work and disappearing from society? This speech provides a comprehensive introduction to Ayn Rand ‘s philosophy, but it is tailored to the events and characters of the...