Here you will find the information you need to learn about Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand and her philosophy, Objectivism.
This is not the definitive place for information on these topics. This is a place for finding what you need rather than relying on The Google to find great information. As you know, many people have a lot to say about every topic on the Internet, but little of it is much value. It is typically fuelled by hate and anger, not rational thought.
You will find out about Ayn Rand’s other works, such as The Fountainhead, We The Living and Anthem, as well as non-fiction such as Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal and The Virtue of Selfishness.
The Ayn Rand Institue (ARI) is a fantastic resource, as are people who studied directly with Ayn Rand such as Leonard Peikoff and Harry Binswanger.
But the number one place to learn about Ayn Rand and what Atlas Shrugged means philosophically and in today’s world is Ayn Rand herself and her published works.
In today’s climate of worldwide economic crisis, “the fiscal cliff” in the United States, political crisis with Obama potentially winning a second term, conservatives spending like democrats and regulating our lives at an alarming rate, Atlas Shrugged is more popular than ever (selling 1/2 million copies last year). The Tea Party is increasing in popularity, despite being defiled on a regular basis in the media – because Americans see that large, all-powerful government is destroying this great country and that until we turn it around, the events of Atlas Shrugged are destined to become our future. Atlas Shrugged is a warning. Ayn Rand provides the antidote.
“Do not let your fire go out,
spark by irreplaceable spark.
In the hopeless swamp of the not quite, the not yet,
and the not at all, do not let the hero of your soul perish
and leave only frustration for the life you deserved,
but never have been able to reach.
The world you desire can be won, it exists,
it is real, it is possible,
it is yours.”
- Ayn Rand
With the current release of Atlas Shrugged Part II, more people are interested in Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged Part I paved the way and many people are anticipating this new movie. I don’t recommend these movies before you have read Atlas Shrugged.