Regarding the new edition of "Richmond Redeemed" . . .

Saturday, February 28, 2009

If Only We Published This Title . . .


Sales of “Atlas Shrugged” Soar in the Face of Economic Crisis
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.”

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

ANTHEM is Rand's best novel, IMHO. A lightning read full of relevant thunder.

ATLAS? Sorry, I shrugged it off as simplistic and unrealistic elitism.

Anonymous said...

Atlas as elitist? Let me guess. You saw yourself as one of the moochers, right?

Keith

Anonymous said...

ATLAS is about a group of skilled individuals powered by the profit motive who have left the stagnant society made inert by the government and achieve success.

In reality, technology and 'progress' have eliminated jobs and made many skills obsolete.

Have a Pontiac dealership? Own a small bookstore? Sorry, but the 21 Century no longer wants or needs your occupation.

Not about 'quality' or 'hard work,' but whether or not the products or services provided are still marketable.

You are either part of the future or you're going to be left behind.

But not Keith, of course.