For such a long, multi-character book, Scott Brick's performance was amazing.The story line was highly entertaining and amazingly prescient. The characters' long, thoughtful, philosophical soliloquies reminded me a little of Shakespeare's use of that literary form.The apparent underlying philosophy, however, was another matter. Ayn Rand went overboard with her emphasis on personal responsibility and personal success at the expense of equally motivated individuals. I agree with Ms. Rand regarding the need for each individual to be motivated to succeed. But she left no place for the truly needy. For example, little mention was made of young children, or of the aged and infirm. (I had the feeling they, and all others who failed to pull their own weight, would be left to sink or swim on their own.) And her confidence in the underlying goodness of human nature seems very naive. Rand's utopian Colorado Shangri-La was a prime example. As a Christian, I believe the Genesis account of the fall of man is a far more accurate explanation for the moral-social-economic decay we are experiencing.
As good as it gets.
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