Atlas Shrugged #1 on Amazon's Bestseller List

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2009-03-27 22:01

The Ayn Rand Center is pleased to announce that Atlas Shrugged, which ranked #3 in the U.S. Literature and Fiction category merely a week ago, has now climbed to #1!

According to Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, “The explosion of interest in Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand’s ideas that we’re seeing right now is remarkable. As the United States’ economy deteriorates and the free market takes the blame for the disastrous consequences of government policies, Americans are increasingly turning to Atlas Shrugged, whose parallels to the current crisis are truly breathtaking.

“Anyone genuinely concerned with the expanding role of government and the accelerating erosion of freedom in this country should pick up a copy of Atlas and read it. In Atlas they will find the deeper philosophical explanation for what is going on today and, more important, they will find the revolutionary philosophy needed to guide us to a brighter future.”

Copyright © 2009 Ayn Rand® Institute. All rights reserved.


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Kaiwai

seddon's picture

"But I'm not surprised - nothing ceases to amaze me given the pathetic post-modern cesspit society has collectively dived into; 'nothing is true or false - its all relative'. With that nihilistic approach to life which post modernism promotes, we might as well all collectively throw ourselves off a cliff!"

Rand used to remind Peikoff that we're not Aquinas' angels. Human knowledge takes time and people are actually busy with what they call their lives. There is a lot to learn. For a reality check, walk into a library and ask yourself, "How many of these books haven't I read. Besides, without ignorant folks, I would be out of my teaching job. I do have some goods news for you. Postmodernism died in 1995 or thereabouts. Soon it will be gone from the mainstream, if it was ever there. You might give more consideration to the pre-moderns--they're a scary bunch of dudes. Well, god bless till next time. Tee hee.

Fred

Ross

seddon's picture

And Tim Roth is sooooo good as the bad guy it's frightening. Love it when Liam gets him in the end.

Fred

Nope, you can comment on the

kaiwai's picture

Nope, you can comment on the product regardless. I'm not too sure about right now, but I remember that when I purchased some books not too long ago it was possible to write a review without even purchasing the product. The argument they have is that it allows individuals to review products they have bought but not from Amazon thus improving the over all feedback. The reality is that people abuse the system by posting 'reviews' about books that don't fit their political view of the world - so as you can guess, their reviews have very little credibility.

I have nothing against a person who disagree's with Ayn Rand and her philosophy, but to deliberately misrepresent really shows the weakness in their own arguments.

How do you know they know nothing about objectivism? because 99.9% of the examples (against Objectivism) they give are actually addressed in the book, "The Virtue of Selfishness".

Never purchased it?

Ross Elliot's picture

I'm sure that in order to comment on any Amazon product, you actually have to have purchased it. You're locked out otherwise.

What I find interesting

kaiwai's picture

I scooted off to have a look at product and the feedback from 'customers' (in quotations for a reason I'll later disclose) -

http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Sh...

and it is amazing the number of people who have never read the book, never purchase the book, never took time to understand objectivism, and making conclusions based on second hand information - to quote a term, "second handers" where they, instead of individual study and discovery - they regurgitate what they have heard or assume what it is about.

But I'm not surprised - nothing ceases to amaze me given the pathetic post-modern cesspit society has collectively dived into; 'nothing is true or false - its all relative'. With that nihilistic approach to life which post modernism promotes, we might as well all collectively throw ourselves off a cliff!

Ah, yes!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Rob Roy is great, though I still gag when I think of him hiding inside the dead cow's gut.

It really is a pretty...

Ross Elliot's picture

...good read.

Adventure, love, deceit, betrayal, honor and, regardless of the philosophical import, a ripper of a story.

Watched Rob Roy on TV last night. Not quite Atlas, but a tremendous tale of honor, loyalty and love.

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