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Kind of Timely; Atlas Shrugged; Fiction Meets Reality.

eddie again Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 10:45 AM
just to show that my high school education was not slanted, i also had to read "johnny got his gun", "soul on ice" and "black like me". none of those three would be considered conservative books. but back in my day, education was about training young minds to think critically. now, it seems to be more about indoctrinating (telling young minds what (not how) to think).

From the book Atlas Shrugged. It’s required reading in my house.

“He didn’t invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?”

“Who?”

“Rearden. He didn’t invent smelting and chemistry and air compression. He couldn’t have invented his Metal but for thousands and thousands of other people. His Metal! Why does he think it’s his? Why does he think it’s his invention? Everybody uses the work of everybody else. Nobody ever invents anything.”

She said, puzzled, “But the iron ore and all those other things were there all the time. Why didn’t anybody else make that Metal, but Mr. Rearden...