Starship Troopers is Robert A. Heinlein’s most well known work, it has been made into films (and its sequels), TV series, comic books and video games. It has a lasting effect on the science fiction genre internationally. The story concerns Juan “Johnny” Rico, who enlisted to serve in the mobile infantry against aliens, primarily the Bugs, […]
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If Atlas Shrugged had a sequel, it would have been something like The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is the magnum opus of Robert A. Heinlein, famous for writing Starship Troopers and pioneered the space marine genre as well as science fiction with political motifs. Why is this a humble reivew? […]
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What is pride? Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value. One obtains pride by never accepting any code of irrational virtues impossible to practice and by never failing to practice the virtues one knows to be rational—by never accepting an unearned guilt and never earning any, or, if […]
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Rearden metal is the creation of self-made millionaire magnate Hank Rearden, who slaved away in ore mine during his teenage years. His efforts paid off as he eventually bought the mine and began producing steels himself. After years of researching, he created a revolutionary alloy that is even better than conventional steel. But the first […]
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Myers-Briggs is a widely used personality inventory for businesses, interestingly there hasn’t been one done for the characters from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. So I tried to fit the characters into the 16 categories with some characters omitted due to lack of space, take the official test here if you don’t know which type you are. (Ayn Rand herself has been thought to be an INTJ).
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Meet Steven Mallory, Howard Roark’s protégé.
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I sure am glad to have finished university. I thought I had it tough but imagine what Ayn Rand had to do to survive university. Ayn Rand described how university “functioned” in Soviet Russia. She used the character Kira Argounova from We the Living as her mirror image to explain the will to survive can […]
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