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

Nancy1258 Wrote: Oct 14, 2012 7:52 AM
She was pro-choice just the same way I am. You have infinite choices as a human being, but the only one you do not have is the ability/option to escape the consequences of the choices you make. Getting pregnant in or out of wedlock is absolutely the consequence of a choice you made, and killing another human being does not absolve you of your responsibility.

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...