• • • Atlas Shrugged Part II: Election Edition
Brian Doherty, Reason Altruism |Atheism |Atlas Shrugged movie |Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism |Egoism |Paul Ryan |Image |Video | The film cannot do everything the novel can, and it must aggravate the filmmakers that Ayn Rand fans like me can’t help but judge the movie’s aesthetic impact against the novel’s. The movie largely reduces Rand’s message to the Tea Party friendly one of being against government economic management and stealing from the productive to be “fair” to others. Fortunately, there is one hat tip to Rand's deeper defense of reason and rationality (more important to her than being against altruism or statism) when Rearden snaps back to a smarty-pants young liberal that rigid principles are necessary to pour steel. It’s a fun moment.