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Friday 13 June 2014
Jeff Shesol, The New Yorker

…of the man in the White House: in 1936, they voted for Roosevelt’s reëlection. This edition of “Forgotten Man” is to the graphic novel what “Atlas Shrugged”—and please know this is not a compliment—is to the novel. Its characters are thinly sketched archetypes; its mode of exposition is the bludgeon….

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 13 Jun 2014
Thursday 12 June 2014

…memo in 1971 ultimately won — we’ve been living in their world ever since the Reagan presidency. But they’re still fighting. They’re still spreading Randianism far and wide. Dave Brat is one of their propagandists, and tonight he just toppled a giant from the last wave of Republican radicals, who’s now,…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014

…the monster within himself.” Several days after he vanished, a box containing his blue spiral-bound journal, his Apple laptop, a copy of the novel “Atlas Shrugged,” military records and other items arrived at the home of his close friend Kim Harrison, whom Bergdahl designated in his Army paperwork as the…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014

…by St. George Spirits  for Long Now. They’re still available if you have a cool $1500 to donate. Although, this bar sounds like something out of Atlas Shrugged,its unique mission to be a “place for conversation around long-term thinking” seems worth checking out. Well, that and the robots. Photos by…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014

…professor at HPU: “Dr. Stephanie Crofton, my economics professor, helped me find my love for economics. Part of her curriculum was to read the book ‘Atlas Shrugged,’ which is over 1,100 pages. I fell in love with economics and public policy after this book and would have never read it if it was not for her….

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014

…to the nation’s capital. Brat, you’ll be delighted to hear, is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College who counts the fantastically nutty Ayn Rand as his intellectual hero. Not another one! Paul Ryan was about as much Randian baloney as we could swallow. But there could be another course…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review Online

…cause of my becoming a conservative. In the early ’90s, I had conservative friends who were trying to pull me away from liberalism by putting Atlas Shrugged and NR into my hands. Rand didn’t stick, but NR did. Never before had I been exposed to a well-considered case against national health insurance,…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing

…friend Kim Harrison several days after he disappeared in Afghanistan,“ reports the WaPo. "Inside was Bergdahl’s laptop computer, a journal, a copy of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ and a cracked Kindle, as well as military papers in which Bergdahl named Harrison as the person who would receive his body…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Francis X. Donnelly, The Detroit News

…his work and personal life, acquaintances said. He has described himself as a free-market, Milton Friedman economist who has been influenced by “Atlas Shrugged.” The Ayn Rand novel, often cited by pols to show their libertarian or conservative bona fides, promotes individualism and free markets. Richard…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 12 Jun 2014
Wednesday 11 June 2014

…the monster within himself.” Several days after he vanished, a box containing his blue spiral-bound journal, his Apple laptop, a copy of the novel “Atlas Shrugged,” military records and other items arrived at the home of his close friend Kim Harrison, whom Bergdahl designated in his Army paperwork as the…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

…June 11, 2014, 1:10 p.m. EDT Current Cat Fancy editor Susan Logan with the charter issue of Cat Fancy. When one thinks of Ayn Rand, one often thinks philosopher, writer of such works as “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.” One does not usually associate her with the…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014
Marina Strauss AND Boyd Erman, Globe and Mail (Toronto)

…board – he doesn’t respond well to that,” a source said. An example of an idea generated by Mr. Wilson was the move by Lululemon in 2011 to have the Ayn Rand reference “Who is John Galt?” printed on the retailer’s bags, without management’s blessing. The board did not find that and other initiatives…

Posted about 5 years ago Publication date: 11 Jun 2014