The motion picture significant other publication to Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged, a function size documentary movie that examines the resurgent curiosity in Ayn Rand’s epic and arguable 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.
This ebook alternatives up the place the documentary leaves off, that includes in-depth interviews and insights from sixteen personalities, CEO’s, educators, reporters, authors, biographers, philosophers, Rand affiliates, et al. them all deliver deep perception and specific standpoint to the subject.
Set in what Novelist and thinker Rand referred to as ‘the day after tomorrow,’ Atlas Shrugged depicts an the US in difficulty, delivered to her knees by way of a corrupt institution of presidency regulators and businessmen with political pull – the ‘looters’ and the ‘moochers’ – who prey on person achievement.
Less a traditional paintings of fiction than a philosophical manifesto within the type of a romantic novel, over the process a thousand-plus pages, Atlas tackles no much less a vital argument than the only debated by way of philosophers and theologians considering the fact that time immemorial: altruism vs. self-interest. Am I my brother’s keeper - or now not? For Ayn Rand, the answer's an emphatic no. To Rand and the disciples of her Objectivist philosophy, self-sacrifice is as heinous an act as murder….murder of the soul.
Upon e-book, Atlas Shrugged used to be broadly scorned through critics for its ‘preposterous’ plot and one-dimensional characters. Intellectuals and lecturers from around the ideological spectrum roundly brushed aside the hot and unique philosophy referred to as ‘Objectivism’ that Rand so compellingly illustrated within the novel.
Despite this pummeling, Atlas grew to become a most sensible vendor and has remained in print ever promoting a fit 75,000 or so copies every year. Then with the recent century, revenues started to raise dramatically. In 2007, its 50th anniversary 12 months, Atlas bought a checklist 180,000 copies. considering the fact that then Atlas Shrugged – released over a part century in the past - has offered over one million copies.
Why? simply because - as evidenced via pointed and widespread references to Rand and Atlas Shrugged within the media – progressively more americans – wrong or right – see their society devolving right into a nightmare situation just like the one Rand projected over a part century ago.
Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged appears to be like into Rand’s historical past for the information and philosophy that encouraged and formed her novel and seeks to figure out even if the US is certainly headed for the disastrous final result she predicted.
Writer/Director Chris Mortensen is a tv manufacturer and documentary filmmaker whose many courses have seemed world wide. within the U.S. his documentary matters have ranged from box Marshall Bernard Montgomery, Hermann Goering and John Paul Jones to American Gangsters, the HIV difficulty and the Iraq struggle. From specialist Wrestling to Halle Berry to the Suez Canal, his courses have seemed on Discovery, A&E, background Channel, ESPN, Fox activities, wager, television One, et al.