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Atlas Shrugged Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Chapter 2 "The Aristocracy of Pull" Summary

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Part 2, Chapter 2 "The Aristocracy of Pull" Summary

The roof top calendar reads September 2. Once it timed Dagny's building of the John Galt Line. Now it dates her race against an unknown destroyer. The men who built new towns in Colorado have disappeared. Only Nielsen Motors is left. Dagny senses that the country's lights are dying at the touch of an unknown "destroyer" who is reversing the workings of his motor and turning kinetic energy into static energy. Quentin Daniels' monthly report says he would rather meet the man who invented the motor than do anything else in the world. Dagny rushes home to dress for her brother James' wedding. The cigar vendor stops her with news that he had her cigarette stub with the dollar sign on it analyzed, and the cigarette was not made anywhere on earth...

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