Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Next Meeting: September 22nd from 6:00pm - 7:30

On Tuesday we will be coversing Part 1 chapters 4 and 5 (pages 64 -126)
Go here to read the full schedule:

Don't forget we are now in the Arts Building in room AR298, here is the link to our directions:
Here are a few of the discussion questions we will be going over:

Chapter 4: Immovable Movers

*Why would Mcnamara quit when he has everything going for him?

*What is revealed about Jim & Betty’s character the morning after they sleep together? What moves Jim?

*What is the purpose of the National Alliance of Railroads? Anti dog-eat-dog?

* What does Jim's reaction to the San Sebastián nationalization tell us about his character? Is Dagny right to think that Jim can only draw one conclusion from the debacle? Has she defeated Jim?

* Why does Dagny Taggart want Dan Conway to fight the Anti-Dog-Eat-Dog Rule? At what point does she realize that her attempt is futile? Why? What has actually defeated him?

* How does the conversation between Hank and Dagny differ from the earlier meeting between Jim, Orren, et al?

* What is the significance of the title of this chapter?

Chapter 5: The Climax of the D'Anconias

*What could Jim’s “New Weapon” be?

* What does Francisco mean when he says that the only real aristocracy is the aristocracy of money? Is he right?

* How did Francisco manage to swindle Jim and his friends? How did that amount to tearing the lid off of hell?

* What is the significance of the title of this chapter?

If you have any questions regarding the ASRG make sure you sign up for our google group here: http://groups.google.com/group/ucd-objectivist?hl=en

Also, if you are interested in learning more about objectivism in a seperate meeting (tuesday 7:30-9:00pm) e-mail me at johngalt.ucd@gmail.com

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