Devin Nunes a hero , could he have a place in Atlas Shrugged

Posted by $ Dobrien 5 months, 2 weeks ago to Books
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What drove US Rep Devin Nunes to Washington was Government radicals with collectivist techniques and destructive actions so very well described by Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged.
Would a character like Nunes work in Rands novel? What about his diving into the sewer to pull the plug on the swamp vermin vs heading to Galts Gulch?
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  • Posted by $ Commander 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    "He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing" Paul Atreides, Dune. (Frank Herbert)
    Water and Oil are the contemporary "things". I liken Nunes more to Muad'Dib

    Nunes...Dunes...hmmmm...deserts...the spice must flow.
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    • Posted by $ 5 months, 2 weeks ago
      I don’t know much about Dune. I know the movie never met the expectations . The book must have had a large following.
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      • Posted by $ Commander 5 months, 2 weeks ago
        Both versions of the film have their respective merits. The drawback is the same as Atlas Shrugged.....the time to tell the comprehensive story.
        Dune centers, metaphorically, around energy, oil / "spice", that makes the world go-round, Without this "thing" commerce stops on the grand scale and we revert to the near primordial.
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      • Posted by $ blarman 5 months, 2 weeks ago
        The hardest part about Dune was that it doesn't really work as a "one and done." Unless you understand the galatic politics and such (which the first book does a poor job explaining) its hard to grasp some of the more alien concepts. While I like the story of the plucky insurrectionist in his stillsuit and the sonic lasers, Dune has never been one of my favorite sci-fi series because it got too weird too fast - like in the second book. And then the hero turning into a sandworm? Eh.

        If you want well-done politics in fantasy, I'd check out Brandon Sanderson's Elantris.
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  • Posted by $ gharkness 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    If you have Prime Video (amazon) The Plot Against the President is a free, full-length documentary about Devin Nunes and how he uncovered this plot.

    It's excellent and alarming.
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