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...are scheduled as the guest speakers for the 285th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene on January 15, 2018.



     Terry Brussel & Paul Gibbons on Atlas Shrugged.


The difference between those comfortable with the status quo, and those who truly love liberty, is a desire to share freedom with the rest of the world -- whether politically or in our love lives.

Ayn Rand lived an alternative lifestyle, though perhaps not in a way that would be considered ethical polyamory today. How might Atlas Shrugged have differed if its characters were poly?

Liberty advocates wanting freedom to act in their own interests, restricting others in doing likewise because those others might do something the "liberty advocates" disapprove of, do not serve the cause of liberty.

Does liberty best serve the needs of humanity? We will discuss whether Rand's characters held that view, and if Rand herself thought so, by examining Atlas Shrugged and her other writings.



     About Terry Brussel & Paul Gibbons

Paul and Terry have long been members of the Karl Hess Club. Both are committed libertarians and lifelong polyamorists.

Paul is active in the Free State Project.

Terry founded Live the Dream in 1987, an education and support group for those who, inspired by authors such as Robert A. Heinlein, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Robert H. Rimmer, are ready to live lifestyles such as multiple committed relationships, group living, and group marriage.