In the final installment of our discussion, Conor Friedersdorf and Garance Franke-Ruta debate the merits of the controversial book's moral.
In the final, climactic part of Ayn Rand's novel, the mysterious John Galt gives his big speech. But is it revelatory or ridiculous?
The discussion continues with a violent love triangle, an imperiled heroine, and more ...
Discussing Part II of Ayn Rand's dystopian novel
After the financial crisis, many people perceived likenesses between the novel and current events. They weren't wrong.
Part I, Chapters 6 through 10: Readers encounter an eventful party, a career triumph, a torrid affair, and more.
The exploration continues with a dark prediction, a tribute to Ayn Rand's most subtle rendering, and reader comments.
In this inaugural edition, one reader is inspired to quit Catholicism; another yearns for a book burning and inquisition; and a third is shocked to discover that the novel was published in the late 1950s.
The Atlantic will take on the controversial novel in a multi-part discussion that begins February 18.