By Chris Mortensen
This ebook choices up the place the documentary leaves off, that includes in-depth interviews and insights from sixteen personalities, CEO’s, educators, newshounds, authors, biographers, philosophers, Rand affiliates, et al. them all carry deep perception and targeted viewpoint to the subject.
Set in what Novelist and thinker Rand referred to as ‘the day after tomorrow,’ Atlas Shrugged depicts an the United States in quandary, delivered to her knees through a corrupt institution of presidency regulators and businessmen with political pull – the ‘looters’ and the ‘moochers’ – who prey on person achievement.
Less a standard paintings of fiction than a philosophical manifesto within the type of a romantic novel, over the process a thousand-plus pages, Atlas tackles no much less an important argument than the single debated by way of philosophers and theologians in view that time immemorial: altruism vs. self-interest. Am I my brother’s keeper - or now not? For Ayn Rand, the answer's an emphatic no. To Rand and the disciples of her Objectivist philosophy, self-sacrifice is as heinous an act as murder….murder of the soul.
Upon book, Atlas Shrugged was once extensively scorned by way of critics for its ‘preposterous’ plot and one-dimensional characters. Intellectuals and lecturers from around the ideological spectrum roundly pushed aside the hot and unique philosophy known as ‘Objectivism’ that Rand so compellingly illustrated within the novel.
Despite this pummeling, Atlas turned a top vendor and has remained in print ever promoting a fit 75,000 or so copies every year. Then with the hot century, revenues started to raise dramatically. In 2007, its 50th anniversary 12 months, Atlas offered a list 180,000 copies. considering then Atlas Shrugged – released over a part century in the past - has bought over one million copies.
Why? simply because - as evidenced by means of pointed and common references to Rand and Atlas Shrugged within the media – increasingly more americans – wrong or right – see their society devolving right into a nightmare situation just like the one Rand projected over a part century ago.
Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged appears into Rand’s history for the tips and philosophy that encouraged and formed her novel and seeks to figure out no matter if the US is certainly headed for the disastrous consequence she predicted.
Writer/Director Chris Mortensen is a tv manufacturer and documentary filmmaker whose many courses have seemed around the globe. within the U.S. his documentary matters have ranged from box Marshall Bernard Montgomery, Hermann Goering and John Paul Jones to American Gangsters, the HIV difficulty and the Iraq warfare. From specialist Wrestling to Halle Berry to the Suez Canal, his courses have seemed on Discovery, A&E, heritage Channel, ESPN, Fox activities, wager, television One, et al.
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