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Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand

Year Published: 1957

Description: Atlas Shrugged —Russian-born American Ayn Rand's fourth and last novel—takes place in a dystopian U.S., one where industrial leaders disappear, depriving the government of their taxes and eliminating the livelihoods they sustained. It is considered Rand's strongest fictional assertion of her personal philosophy of objectivism, which posits that moral purpose derives from the pursuit of individual responsibility, which can only be achieved through unfettered free enterprise. Along with her other works, the book is credited with helping influence conservative thinking in America.

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