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Kelly H.


Dallas, TX

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January 1, 2014

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Legal assistant in a Dallas commercial litigation boutique. Sometime freelance writer/editor. Education is in history.

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Married. Husband has no children; I have one adult son.

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I read widely and, in addition to a great novel, I enjoy keeping up with nonfiction topics like history, foreign relations, politics, nontraditional education, personal privacy & security, and philosophy.

What is your favorite book by Ayn Rand and why?

I've only read Atlas Shrugged (and the short story Anthem). As entertainment, I found it rather comical, in that Dagny is obviously Rand's fantasy version of herself, and it's not an especially well-crafted piece of fiction. But once you get past that, the ideas her main characters express are profoundly truthful and obvious and yet daring and groundbreaking.

How did you first learn about Ayn Rand and Objectivism?

I think I first heard about them in the 90s. One of the first Internet forums I stumbled across on Prodigy was about Objectivism. At the time, I didn't absorb much except that the ideas angered many of what sounded like nice people. I was still trying to be a Christian at the time, and so I steered clear. I didn't come back around until 4 or 5 years ago, after I'd been an atheist for quite some time and had begun to see the damage that religions and other collectivist philosophies can inflict.


40-something living in Dallas with my husband. Atheist for over a decade. Interested in learning more about Objectivism from other smart, non-deluded people. (I don't know any of those other than my husband.)

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