The Long Goodbye

Flying westward
Over snow
The sun runs ahead
Leaving a long, lingering glow
A stretch of red between the horizon's clouds
That we chase in a long farewell to daylight.

Atlas Shrugged

I'd always heard about Objectivism and such, but never read Atlas Shrugged for myself until this weekend. Having made it through part I - I'm bored. It's a black-and-white portrayal of good/bad ethics mixed with decent prose and thoughtful takes on the human condition. There is something Rand misses in her celebration of productivity - something Dale Carnigie understood, and even as it led to a small group of diehard fans, it also dooms her ideas on the wider stage.