Atlas Shrugged LO9834

John Zavacki (
Sun, 8 Sep 1996 18:24:03 -0400

Replying to LO9815 --

Hal says:

> No offense but I would say that the following is a dire misinterpretation
> of John Galt's role in Atlas Shrugged. Far from being a "loner" as you
> say, Galt collected up the finest minds in the world and bound them
> together in a common cause of huge scope and import. He was, obviously,
> an inspirational leader as well as an individual innovator - bearing the
> mark of both these types of genius. By bringing these people together, in
> fact, innovation after innovation resulted, so much so that the characters
> in the novel treat the innovations quite "matter of fact"ly - Little doubt
> that John Galt had formed the epitome of the Learning Organizations.
> - Hal Popplewell
Previous quote deleted.

The reasons for John Galt's work (and that of the other protagonists in
Rand) were the corrupt and mismanaged corporate giants, utilities, and
governments. The response of the Rand hero is always to do with
excellence what is being done in a blind search for wealth. Rand's
capitalists fight the system with excellence and the search for it.
Although there are undeveloped ideas in her literature, many of the
well-developed ones (such as those in "Capitalism: the Lost Ideal") can
readily be transferred to the realm of the Vth discipline.

John Zavacki
The Wolff Group

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