Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Searching for Fascism in Atlas Shrugged

I thought this might be of some interest to fans of Atlas Shrugged of a more academic bent. I stumbled across it in my internet wanderings. It appears to be that a linguist at the University of Birmingham did a study of Atlas Shrugged to try and objectively examine the charges of fascism that we hear so often on the net. It's more than a little dry and very heavy on the linguistic terminology but it makes for an interesting intellectual read. Here's a link to the site it's on:

Corpus Tools and the Linguistic Study of Ideology: Searching for Fascism in Atlas Shrugged

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