The Fountainhead

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Is it better for us to send a man to Mars or to feed the poor? To build the world’s tallest skyscraper, or to build a homeless shelter? This is Ayn Rand’s question to the reader, and she answers that man’s highest purpose is in achieving greatness and to revel in all the productive achievements that come with it.

I first read this book over a decade ago, on my dad’s recommendation. I am so glad I picked it up again, there is so much I did not understand then. This is the most important book I’ve read all year, if not in my life.

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