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Regarding the self-talk of young folks after they read Atlas Shrugged, Crawford Kilian said:
And an impressionable kid could read that and think, " ... Well, now I know something, and I'm smarter than my folks and all the dummies around me who think that they should take care of each other". And we have spent half a century dealing with the consequences of that.Kilian thinks that there was a terrible, moral-backslide in the half-century following Atlas Shrugged -- because of the terrible selfishness and unfortunate individualism championed in Atlas Shrugged. In the original piece, Kilian wrote:
... or they promoted literary or social values that we could very much do without.Apparently, if we could just stamp-out all the individualism and selfishness that ensued after the publication of Atlas Shrugged, the world would be better off.
Give me a break!