Should September 2 be an Objectivist holiday?

Posted by $ CBJ 3 years ago to Culture
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It's the day featured in the opening chapter of Atlas Shrugged, and it crops up at various other places in the book. I think "Atlas Day" has a nice ring to it. :-)


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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 3 years ago
    I think of American Independence Day as an Objectivist-friendly holiday. I've heard the modern secular commercialized version of Christmas offered too, on the idea that it's a celebration of enjoying plenty. But I see more enjoyment happening on Independence Day, so that's my favorite.
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  • Posted by $ mshupe 3 years ago
    Before there can be an Objectivist holiday, I think there needs to be a much more effective strategy for advancing the philosophy of individualism. There seems to be too much infighting among Austrian, Monetarist, and Randian individualists.
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 3 years ago
    This reminds me of my strange AS story. When I was first reading Atlas Shrugged I happened to have it open at lunch at my office reading it on my birthday. As I started to read it the book described the date on the big calendar over the city as the same date - the date I was reading, and date of my birthday. That was an interesting coincidence.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 3 years ago
    Birthday of Louis Bonaparte, Liliuokalani, Albert Spalding, Frederick Soddy, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Hans Nielsen, Adolph Rupp, Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, Allen Drury, Rene Thom, Hugo Montenegro, Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Andy Grove (Intel founder), Joe Simon, Claude Nicollier, Billy Preston, Christa McAuliffe, Terry Bradshaw, Mark Harmon, Jimmy Connors, Linda Purl, Eric Dickerson, Keanu Reeves, Salma Hayek, and many others as yet lesser known (e.g., my father.)
    https://www.onthisday.com/birthdays/s...
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