Monday, March 16, 2009

"Is Rand Relevant?" Editorial

Dr. Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute has published his first editorial for the Wall Street Journal.

It is a shame these days most people advocate reading Atlas Shrugged on purely political grounds, that the novel speaks only of what happens when the government intervenes in the economy. Politics is but part of the plot-theme of the novel; the real theme of the novel is ethical and epistemological: it is, as Rand states, "the role of man's mind in his existence."

Hopefully new readers will be able to walk away with more than a superficial understanding and become more integrated in principle. What the leading voices today advocate will lead to nothing but superficial understandings, making the reading of the novel almost entirely worthless.

To help stay consistent in principle or find out more information about Objectivism, I give great recommendation to the browsing of the Ayn Rand Lexicon.

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