Monthly Archives: June 2011

Onkar Ghate: Does America need Ayn Rand or Jesus?

A new article at Fox News begins: Ayn Rand is everywhere and her political opponents are growing nervous. Rand of course is a champion of individual rights, including property rights, and an advocate of laissez-faire capitalism. Walk through any Tea … Continue reading

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More Tea Party drama in ”Courage, New Hampshire”

A key part of the Atlas Shrugged movie’s grassroots publicity strategy included outreach to the Tea Party movement, who overall responded with a great deal of enthusiasm. If you’re curious to see what else the Tea Party movement is promoting, … Continue reading

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Why is Atlas Shrugging in the US?

In the world of Atlas Shrugged, the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand, the men of the mind (The Atlases) left the world and moved to a place called “Galt’s Gulch,” tucked away in the Colorado mountains, hidden by a refractive … Continue reading

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John Hospers, R.I.P.

Pro-liberty philosopher John Hospers — who was a personal friend of Ayn Rand in the 1960s and the first presidential candidate for the Libertarian party in 1972 — passed away on June 12, 2011. I had lunch with Hospers in … Continue reading

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Glen Beck discovers Ayn Rand was ‘selfish’

Eric Sapp, Executive Director of American Values Network has been warning Christians, Democrats, and the GOP alike that Ayn Rand was an atheist and that she was selfish. Apparently Glen Beck has just gotten the message after the AVN produced … Continue reading

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Forbes: Obama administration plagiarizing Atlas Shrugged

Writing for Forbes, Daniel J. Mitchell has a new article, “Obamacare Waiver Process Is Like Scene From Atlas Shrugged,” exploring parallels between the Obama administration’s revolving door between big government and the lobbying world. Then I realized that there was … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged movie producers win lawsuit over associated domain name

From a new article at the Domain Name Wire: The producers of the new Atlas Shrugged Movie filed two UDRP cases with World Intellectual Property Forum for essentially the same domains: and They lost the first one and … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged DVD available by Christmas?

The press release for the Atlas Shrugged Part 2 website includes this hint about a possible release date for the Part 1 DVD: Negotiations are under way with a major studio to release Atlas Shrugged Part 1 on video in … Continue reading

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Site launch: Atlas Shrugged Part 2

The producers of the Atlas Shrugged movie have launched a placeholder website, with a form to sign up for announcements, for Atlas Shrugged Part 2.

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Concerned liberal groups urge conservatives to choose between Atlas Shrugged and the Bible

Writing for American Spectator, Mark Tooley has a new article “Choosing Ayn Rand or Jesus?” documenting ways liberal activists are attempting to sow discord between Christians and Randians within the conservative movement. The Democrat-backed “American Values Network,” for example, has … Continue reading

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