Ayn Rand’s Increasing Relevance

Here’s a blog I wrote on Ayn Rand and her influential novel, Atlas Shrugged:

Ayn Rand’s novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’ was recently put into movie form and her works—plays, books, and essays– have experienced a surge in purchases. You may think that the fad is just no big deal and will die out as soon as the movie is forgotten, however Rand’s works have been on shelves for decades since their publication. Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957 and since, has sold more than six and a half million copies. The rate of sale in recent years hung around 139,000 copies a year but tripled last year. There have been three autobiographies published about Rand in the last two years. While Rand was a great writer, it was her philosophical beliefs and literary messages that have caught on more than ever recently.

Read the whole piece here.

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