Atlas Shrugged: Fifty Years Later Ayn Rand’s Novel Continues to Have Immense Influence

The image “https://i1.wp.com/content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/3/32/Ayn_Rand1.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Fifty years ago “Atlas Shrugged” was published. “Atlas Shrugged” is the story the most able and creative people in the world withdrawing from society and refusing to be exploited by looters and governments that benefit from their talents yet condemn them for their success. Dagny Taggart is the main character, through which we see the actions of a mysterious man bent on stopping the motor of the world. The novel did not receive critical praise when published.

Despite the passage of time since its publication, the philosophical novel by Any Rand continues to attract a sizable audience and dedicated adherents to her philosophy. Including former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alen Greenspan.

Any Rand was a immigrant from Russia, who fled with her family after the communist revolution. The impact of the Bolshevik revolution forever shaped her views.

Her ideas of individual rights, laissez-faire capitalism, and rational self-interest – known as Objectivism- are advanced by organizations such as The Ayn Rand Institute and The Ayn Rand Society.

I read this book in my early twenties, and it has forever influenced my views.

Atlas Shrugged (Centennial Ed. HC)

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