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Washington, D.C., February 23, 2009--Sales of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” have almost tripled over the first seven weeks of this year compared with sales for the same period in 2008. This continues a strong trend after bookstore sales reached an all-time annual high in 2008 of about 200,000 copies sold. “Americans are flocking to buy and read ‘Atlas Shrugged’ because there are uncanny similarities between the plot-line of the book and the events of our day” said Yaron Brook, Executive Director at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. “Americans are rightfully concerned about the economic crisis and government’s increasing intervention and attempts to control the economy. Ayn Rand understood and identified the deeper causes of the crisis we’re facing, and she offered, in ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ a principled and practical solution consistent with American values."
I think that today's conservatives are worse than today's liberals...If anyone destroys this country, it will be the conservatives because they do not know how to preach capitalism ...to explain it to the people...because they do nothing except apologize and because they are all altruists...they are all based upon religious altruism...and on that combination of ideas, you can not save this country.
Originally posted by jsobecky
For those new to Ayn Rand's writings, Atlas shrugged might be a bit of an overload (and long-winded in parts). I suggest some 'warm up' books, such as
The Virtue of Selfishness
The Fountainhead (one of my favorites).
Originally posted by kosmicjack
I can't wait until FlyersFan sees this thread. This is her latest passion. I'm sure she'll have a lot to add...
Although I loved the books, Objectivism seems to me to be pretty selfish.
Originally posted by theWCH
I'm at the library, so I figured I'd do a search for it.