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“Atlas Shrugged” Producer Talks About What Ayn Rand Meant to Him

Nancy1258 Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 7:45 AM
Great idea! Problem is too many of our voters don't even know who the VP is, nor understand the most basic elements of economy. Listen to the interviews of people on the street and you'll weep for our nation as I do.

There are only a few books that have proven as ageless and important as Ayn Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged.” Even now, the book- which was originally published in 1957- is routinely the subject of political debates. It has even received renewed attention during this political season because of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s longtime fondness for Rand’s work.

The book’s political importance- many conservatives have publicly noted how it helped inform their political beliefs- is not to be understated and its success should not be underappreciated.

But although the book has proven to be a beloved conservative novel, its...