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Founding Fathers

Francisco d’Anconia, Ragnar Danneskjöld, and John Galt (Atlas Shrugged), founding partners of Galt’s Gulch: The New Jerusalem. High up on the mountain we find the few whose names are written in Galt’s book of life, where there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away; while dogs, sorcerers and second-handers remain outside to suffer a second death.

Ayn’s Ideal Men have long since escaped from the pages of her novel to fulfill their Nietzschean destiny through the lives of impressionable readers. As Raskolnikov noted, “young people are particularly apt to fall into that snare”.

The original trio make a guest appearance in Atilla Shrugged to proudly affirm the Galtian Oath.

“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine!”

—The Galtian Oath


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