Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Liberty Book Discussion Group - "Anthem" by Ayn Rand

Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m., we're going to get together at the Downtown Cowtown Barnes & Noble (401 Commerce Street) to discuss Ayn Rand's "Anthem", a mini-masterpiece about one man's struggle against a collectivist state. No struggle on your part, though, as you can easily finish the book in one sitting, and the complete text is available on numerous websites.  You still have time. 

I'll deliver a brief history and summary of the book, followed by discussion time. Before we wrap up the conversation, we'll vote on which book to read and discuss in June, and elect someone to lead that discussion. We intend to hold these book discussion events every other month, so "Capitalism And Freedom", "Atlas Shrugged", "Economics In One Lesson", "The Rational Optimist", "The Fountainhead", "The Revolution: A Manifesto", "The Road To Serfdom", and "Eat The Rich" all await us.

If things go as they usually do, we'll probably wander across the street to The Flying Saucer to continue the discussion, but more loudly. 

Hope to see you there, and when you're reading "Anthem" be grateful for your light bulbs. (That's a joke. If you don't get it, you will after you read the book.

Speaking of light bulbs, now that I've re-read "Anthem", I see something even more sinister about these damn things.....


kerrcarto said...

Try to fit in "The 5000 Year Leap" also. If possible.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Let me know when you're going to ride north, and we'll schedule it !!

Will miss you guys this summer.

Dave Killion said...

A book discussion group for libertarians? That sounds like fun!

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Hmmmm....Wonder where I got that idea?
Any suggestions?

Dr Ralph said...

"Mini-masterpiece?" That thing must weigh in at twelve pounds.

Oh - haha! You were making a joke!

Dr Ralph said...

PS : the Kindle edition is free over at Amazon.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

I believe you're thinking of Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead.