Thursday, July 17, 2014
Political analyst Dick Morris comments on
his recent decision to read Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged:
As a liberal, I had never considered it and as a conservative, never gotten around to it.Based on the following, he seems to be pretty impressed:
Last night, I read an eloquent statement by Dr. Hendricks, a character in the novel who was on strike and refused to donate his services to State run medicine. It is worth pondering today. It echoes the cri de coeur of every doctor in America[.] [format edits]Following is a direct quote of 380 words from the novel, which I recommend reading (or re-reading) in full. It ends, "[I]t not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man whose life they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it -- and still less safe if he is the sort who doesn't."
I am glad to see that someone as popular and well-regarded as Dick Morris is pointing out this work, and especially this particular quote.