• • Required Reading List: Jay Gatsby
Atlas Shrugged |Image | [W]hat books might have set Gatsby on a better path (or at least entertained him during the long lonely evenings)? [....] Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand. “My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” Well, Rand isn’t for everyone. But Gatsby would have probably taken some comfort in Objectivism — not that it would have helped him any.