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Saturday 13 September 2014
Rick Salutin, Toronto Star

It’s like the bogus conflict of the individual versus society. What’s with the versus? Individuals can only flourish in strong collectivities where the basics are looked after and personal gifts can then be nurtured. You’d need your Ayn Rand ideological blinders on to think otherwise.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Adeline Crites-Moore, Redding HamletHub
  1. Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand. It drives me crazy when people criticize Rand’s novels. They’re just great reads full of interesting philosophy, and it’s possible to enjoy them without believing in her economic and political policies or translating any of the content to the real world.
Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Matthew Boudway, Commonweal - dotCommonweal

A year after Witness was published and two years before his articles and reviews begain appearing in a new publication called the National Review (where he would write his famous take-down of Ayn Rand), Whittaker Chambers wrote an essay about St. Benedict…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Kam Williams, The Skanner

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (PG-13 for violence and sexuality) Third installment in the ambitious adaptation of Ayn Rand’s 1,200-page opus stars Kristoffer Polaha as the title character, the man supplying the answer for the nation’s impending economic collapse. Featuring Stephen Tobolowosky, Rob Morrow and Laura Regan.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
TLV1 - So Much to Say

Boaz Arad, director of the Ayn Rand Center in Israel, co-founder of the New Liberal Movement, and a member of the Movement for a Professional Army, outlines the financial, social and operational benefits of a professional army.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Stephan Richter, Harvard Business Review

The most breathtaking element of the Uber standard operating formula is to argue, as the company’s top executives regularly do, that no laws apply to the company. Why? Because – get this – the sharing economy wasn’t invented yet when the relevant laws and regulations for taxicabs were written. Ayn Rand must feel like resurrecting herself in excitement.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 09 Sep 2014
Anita Busch, Deadline Hollywood

NOTEWORTHY: The last installment of Atlas Shrugged, based on the seminal Ayn Rand book, opened this weekend. Here are the numbers:

Atlas Shrugged (Atlas 3), 242 theaters / 177K Fri. / 3-day cume: 530K / Per screen average: $2,194 / Wk 1.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times
Paul Ryan  

In 2012, the nuns and their bus toured nine states to protest cuts in social spending proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a bete noire for liberal Catholics. As the Blues Brothers would put it, they were on a mission from God to smite Randian economics.

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
John O'Connell, The Guardian (London)

Janie Jenkins, narrator-heroine of her whip-smart debut Dear Daughter (Harvill Secker, £12.99), is terrifying company, and not just because she might have killed her mother. Her wit is bitter and devastating, her put-downs Pulitzer-worthy. (My favourite, to her lawyer: “Call me Becky and I’m telling People magazine your favourite book’s The Fountainhead.”)

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Friday 12 September 2014
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Has there ever been a Hollywood adaptation of a major novel as faithful and yet so misguided and downright strange as the three-part version of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged that now comes to a conclusion with the third installment? Independently produced by Rand faithful and marketed almost…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014

Who is John Galt? And why are we supposed to care again? This week on The B-Movies Podcast, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold take a crack at the third film in the notoriously poorly produced Atlas Shrugged trilogy…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Eric Boehm, Watchdog.org

Atlas Shrugged, Part III, picks up where 2013′s “Part II” left off – heroine Dagny Taggart has crash-landed in the Colorado mountains as she continues to seek…

Posted about 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014