On October, 12, 1957, Ms. Rand wrote, perhaps, one of the most controversial books of the time. At least that’s what some critics are saying now as we celebrate the 50th year of her most seminal work.
I had intended to publish a piece on ‘Atlas Shrugged’ on the date of the anniversary, but I chose to wait until all the fallout from those who, obviously, have no idea of what they speak. You know that old saying that goes, “Those who can’t do, teach”? It should actually read, “Those who can’t do, write long-winded and self-indulgent criticism of a topic on which they have no education, from an undeserved perspective of superiority and righteousness”.
I’d be surprised if any of these so called ‘reviewers’ have even read Atlas Shrugged, nor the previous book ‘The Fountainhead’, first published in 1934, which is my personal favorite.
Be that as it may, I would like to treat you to a glimpse of Ms. Rand’s work by giving you a scene from ‘The Fountainhead’, which starts with the trial of Howard Roark, an architect who embodies what Ms. Rand was fomenting in both this book as well as ‘Atlas Shrugged’.