• • • The Radicalness of Atlas Shrugged
Onkar Ghate, Free Enterprise (Manila) Altruism |Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism |Egoism |Objectivist author | Reprint of 2007 article.For most people, reading Atlas Shrugged is an unforgettable experience. The story is gripping, involving numerous mysteries and unexpected but logical plot twists. The characters are unique—what other book contains a philosopher turned pirate? And the writing is that rarest of combinations: at once clear and deep. But for many readers, Atlas is even more: it’s life-changing. Fifty years after its publication, how can a novel still exert this powerful an effect? Because in its pages Ayn Rand forces you to look at the world anew.