Category Archives: Cultural impact

Atlas Shrugged novel makes a brief appearance at the protest marches in Moscow

The new article “Using Taoism and Writers to Fight the Regime” in the Moscow Times by Russian writer Yulia Latynina begins: Riot police broke up a sanctioned protest rally on May 6. After that, police detained Moscow pedestrians carrying white … Continue reading

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Is Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged scenario coming true?

John F. Floyd writes in the Gadsden Times: Are we in the early death throes of this wonderful country? This question would not have entered my mind five years ago. The United States had its problems in 2007, but the … Continue reading

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TrainTalk.TV: Atlas Shrugged is not a train movie

From a post at TrainTalk.TV: If you know the book Atlas Shrugged, or for that matter, the writer, Ayn Rand, you will know that her work is controversial and people either love it or hate it. Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged-themed summer seminar in Washington, D.C.

From an article by Karl Dickey, writing for the West Palm Beach Libertarian Examiner: As part of The Atlas Society’s promotion efforts, its June 29-July 1 Summer Seminar theme will be “Either-Or: Atlas Shrugged and the Future of Individualism.” The … Continue reading

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Scott Holleran: New “Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged” documentary is lacking

Objectivist intellectual Scott Holleran has reviewed the new documentary Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged, which he found lacking in some areas. His review begins: Surprisingly, there’s a lot I don’t like about the new Ayn Rand documentary, … Continue reading

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Smart Girl Politics: “Wow, does it ever get you thinking!”

Ever wonder how people who haven’t read the novel are reacting to the new Atlas Shrugged – Part 1 movie? K Stadler at Smart Girl Politics had this to say: I just finished watching the movie Atlas Shrugged Part One, … Continue reading

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“Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged,” a new documentary coming 7 Oct

The Ayn Rand Institute has helped sponsor the production of a new documentary titled Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged. Written and directed by Chris Mortensen, it is “a feature-length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in … Continue reading

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New iPad app for the Atlas Shrugged novel

If you have an iPad, you will soon be able to download an app with the full text of the Atlas Shrugged novel and rare photos from the Ayn Rand Archive. From an announcement in The Wall Street Journal: Penguin … Continue reading

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Did Atlas Shrugged help inspire Steve Jobs to start Apple?

According to a new Bloomberg interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, the young Steve Jobs may have been inspired by Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, among other books, in his ambitions with Apple. Excerpts: (at around 5:30) INTERVIEWER: Steve, give us … Continue reading

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Celebrity Atlas Shrugged fan: PayPal co-founder Luke Nosek

From a new article in The Independent about a Silicon Valley startup being backed by the founders of PayPal: Polish-born Nosek, 36, worked on supercomputers at the University of Illinois in the early 1990s, then entered Silicon Valley working for … Continue reading

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