Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Atlas Shrugged and the Tea Party Revolts"

The Ayn Rand institute has come out with a new video advertising the best-selling book Atlas Shrugged.

I must confess that I find this video to be unsatisfactory, but it suffices for the time it runs. What is troublesome, as I have said in a previous post, is that the majority of the current focus on the book is on its plot-theme, that is, its political aspects. Atlas Shrugged is not a political novel, but rather a primarily ethical and epistemological work.

It is not about what happens to the economy when the government imposes controls; its about what happens to the world when men stop using their minds.

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