Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" was released as a movie on April 15, 2011.
I first heard of Any Rand during college in 1992.
It took me three times over the course of about two years to finish the book and I must say it is the most influential book I've ever read. (I don't consider the Bible just a book.)
The movie came out in two parts and it was not nearly as good as the 1,200 page book, but I didn't expect it to be.
I was just excited to see the book on the big screen to help raise awarenes for Rand's message.
"The book explores a number of philosophical themes from which Rand would subsequently develop Objectivism. In doing so, it expresses the advocacy of reason, individualism, and capitalism, and depicts what Rand saw to be the failures of governmental coercion."
Rand was born in Russia into a Jewish family who suffered under Lenin, who confiscated her family's business.
In high school she became an atheist and valued reason over all else. (I disagree with her on this point, but that's a topic for another post.)
She immigrated to America in 1926 and "Atlas Shrugged" was published 31 years later.
I tell you all of this to drive home the point of how timeless the book is.
Although it was not published until 1957, what shaped the author goes back 100 years.
When I read it I thought of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
When my friend read it two years ago he thought of Barack Obama.
When you read it today you may think of them or Trump or someone else.
The point is, it's timeless and powerful. Get "Atlas Shrugged" and read it if you find yourself asking...
"Am I the only sane one around here?"
If you find yourself scratching your head about what you see happening in and to our nation,...
If you want to know the rule book and game plan liberals and socialists have followed for the last 100 years and longer, get "Atlas Shrugged."
Commit to getting through the first 250-300 pages—which are a bit dry but necessary to set the scene—and prepare to have your eyes opened.
It will change your life.
I guarantee it.
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