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I stumbled across this link and thought people might be interested. Besides, this forum should at least get a post semi-annually!

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/id-7,pageNum-94.html

It discusses the role of the common man in Atlas Shrugged, as exemplified by Eddie Willers. It is brief and well-reasoned.

Here is a quote:

"Eddie's consistent choice to accept the responsibility of thinking is the hallmark of a virtuous man. An individual can be judged only by what is subject to his control. On issues that are open to his choice, Eddie is a man of great stature."

cheers,
-progmtl.
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