Atlas Shrugged course | Atlas University
Topic: The sanction of the victim
Featuring clips from
Atlas Shrugged Part 2


In these scenes from Atlas Shrugged Part 2 , we see Francisco d'Anconia trying to show first Hank Rearden and then Dagny Taggart, the heroic producers and protagonists in the novel, that their love of their work is supporting their own oppressors. Though Francisco doesn't use the phrase, he is articulating Ayn Rand's conception of "the sanction of the victim"; and with Rearden, he invokes the image that gave Rand's novel its title.

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David Kelley

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Author: David Kelley
David Kelley is the founder of The Atlas Society. A professional philosopher, teacher, and best-selling author, he has been a leading proponent of Objectivism for more than 25 years.
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