Chapter 1, For the New Intellectual
• Rand describes a dying society as having only two choices - staying deluded to the events occurring or facing the truth and rebuilding.
• Rand believes that the United States is a dying society and needs to face the truth.
• Rand asserts that a culture can be judged by the dominant philosophy of the culture, as expressed in ways such as morality, art, and the economy.
• Rand calls for new intellectuals to save the country by initiating a moral revolution.
• Rand believes that altruism and capitalism are incompatible.
Chapter 2, We the Living
• The central conflict in We the Living is that of the individual versus the state.
• Kira has an affair with Andrei, a communist, to save Leo, a man accused of a political crime.
• Andrei learns Kira has been using him as a tool, but she is not remorseful.
• We the Living is...
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