Explain Ragnar Danneskjold’s statement that Robin Hood is the one man he is out to destroy. What is the deeper moral meaning of his claim?
Why is Mr. Thompson eager to negotiate with Galt, even though they hold contradictory theories of government? What makes him so willing to brush aside principles and is so eager to merely solve the emergency of the moment?
Though Ayn Rand’s stated purpose in writing Atlas Shrugged was to “provide a moral defense of capitalism,” she nevertheless presents unscrupulous businessmen –e.g., James Taggart and Orren Boyle—as villains. What is the difference between these two and Dagny and Rearden? Why is it that the second pair is an example of capitalism, but the first pair is not?