Orwell makes it clear that collectivism always results in some being more equal than others, and that it only brings misery for all. Entertaining and necessary read!
Very well done history with dramatized vignettes of reading. I'll look for more from this series.
Well-rounded characters and rich plot. Author's misunderstanding of faith leaves rare gaps in logic in what, otherwise, is a prescient theme on collectivism's self-destructive nature. An outstanding page-turner of an American story espousing rugged individualism; until, of course, the rugged individualists form their own collective based on their common rugged individualism - though it is not that simple...
Shallow characters show the tragic logical end of collectivism. A nice story and highly rated for an entertaining story on an ever-more pertinent theme, though Rand's dispensing with faith leaves logical holes in plot and character.
This is THE short-course for anyone who wants to understand natural law as it applies to economics. If you were taught Keynesian theory and it seemed like a foggy convoluted mess, Mises and Hayek will explain why in simple language. The vernacular accented voices in quotations adds color and sincerity where it isn't necessary but makes a most enjoyable addition. As David above states, the prophetic nature of these guys has been evident for decades, and those who fail to understand what Mises and Hayek teach are bound to slavery they will never comprehend.
O'Rourke's impression of this work is unimaginative, unhelpful, and boorish. He is apparently impressed with the sound of his voice, but other than him, I worry about who may appreciate this effort.
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