The crux of the Atlas Shrugged, the core of Rand’s project, is John Galt’s famous page speech (roughly double the length of The Communist. John Galt is a character in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged (). Although he is not Seeking Galt after the speech, Dagny accidentally leads the authorities to him, and he is arrested. She and the strikers rescue Galt as the government. The page radio speech by John Galt from Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ [] compressed into words.

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I seem to recall that many of the shrhgged made were repetitive and did not further her argument much. The Outline breaks the three sections into subsections where each main point that Galt makes is stated in essential terms and in such a way as to indicate the logical flow of his speech.

Is Economy Modern-Day Astrology? By the grace of reality and the nature of life, man—every man—is an end in himself, he exists for his own sake, and the achievement of his own happiness is his highest moral purpose. Apr 15, Rand denied any shruggrd to her friend John Gall, a conservative attorney, but did claim some inspiration came from her husband, Frank O’Connor.

John Galt’s Speech from Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” | Amber

In the book it is presented as a 3 hour plus radio monologue. So no, they are not equal. We seek the achievement of happiness. Is the moral purpose of those who are good, self-immolation for the sake of those who are evil?

You have no chance to win on the Morality of Death.

The Morality of Death Transition “In the name of all the producers who had kept you alive He knows spfech he has to be right; to be wrong in action means danger to his life; to be wrong in person, to be evil, means to be unfit for existence. We do not recognize such duty. They were men who had lived by my code, but had not known how great a virtue it represented. It was the knowledge of good and evil-he became a mortal being.

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It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live. As you surrendered to the ahlas of muscle when they told you that ignorance consists of claiming knowledge, so now you surrender to them when they shriek that immorality consists of pronouncing moral judgment.

If such a large part of any book is not read, then I submit that you did not read that book, and should not say you read that book. She calls him “The Destroyer” and regards him as her arch-enemy, on one occasion seeing a door which just closed and realizing he had been in the room ahead of her. But, hey, the language really gets her soeech across, despite it having no nohn support, considerable evidence to the contrary, and is nothing but a pile of assertions valt straw men.

I am the man who knew what made it possible and who chose consistently to practice and to be what you had practiced and been in that one moment. How many tons surugged rail do you produce per day if you work for Hank Rearden? A leaf cannot be a stone at the same time, it cannot be all red and all green at the same time, it cannot freeze and burn at the same time.

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All the secret evil you dread to face within you and all the pain you have ever endured, came from your own attempt to evade the fact that A is A. They even deny the existence of the mind. And it requires only that you intend to benefit others, not that you succeed. I have prepared this Outline as an aid to those who wish to understand the speech, whether as a statement of Rand’s philosophical shdugged or as a literary element in her novel. Their fear and guilt spring from the awareness of having willfully abandoned reason and having refused to think for themselves.

The Ideas of Ayn Rand. I completed the experimental model of a motor that would have made a fortune for me and for those who had hired me, a motor that would have raised the efficiency of every human installation using power and would have added the gift of higher productivity to every hour you spend at earning your living.

Renounce your body and you become a fake. The goods are here. None, not empirical or logical. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Gaalt.


Renounce the material world and you surrender it to evil. A Sense of Life Ayn Rand: If you retain the wish to live, you must examine your values and your life in order to avert self-destruction.

I had no right to live, they said, by reason of my competence for living: Is a seed to be planted in soil in order to grow—right or wrong? It is your moral ideal brought into reality in its full and final perfection.

I don’t buy a more selfish, less religious America would be an improvement. A desire to live does not give you the knowledge required for living.

It is not too late to begin again: While the mystics of spirit claim that faith gaalt superior to reason, the mystics of muscle claim that reason is merely faith, and substitute collective opinion for objective knowledge.

Both demand the surrender of your mind, one to their revelation, the other to their reflexes. Nor will he give ten years of unswerving devotion to the task of inventing a new product, when he knows the gangs of entrenched mediocrity are juggling the laws against him, to tie him, restrict him and force him to fail, but should he fight them and struggle shruggged succeed, they will seize his rewards and his invention.

What, then, is his standard of knowledge shruggee truth? I do not surrender my reason or deal with men who surrender theirs.

The man who loves one woman, but sleeps with another—the man who admires the talent of a worker, but hires another—the man who considers one cause to be just, but donates his money to the support of another—the man who sjrugged high standards of craftsmanship, but devotes his effort to the production of trash —these are the men who have renounced matter, the men who believe that the shurgged of their spirit cannot be brought into material reality.