• • • United States is suffering from Toxic Rand Syndrome
Stephen L. Goldstein, Sun-Sentinel (FL) Alan Greenspan |Atheism |Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism |Egoism | I want to thank Kingsley Guy for the kind words he has to say about my just-released novel, "Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand Be Damned!". [....] Of course, Kingsley is correct that the 240 fast-moving (some have said "hilarious") pages of my dystopia are a frontal attack on Rand's lumbering, badly written "Atlas Shrugged," a merciless 1068 pages in my paperback edition. And he accurately states that "Shrugged" is considered "Scripture by libertarians," a curious label for the work of an atheist but by no means an overstatement; Rand's acolytes worship her. And yet, her philosophy is nothing more than one woman's neurotic obsession with legitimizing unbridled greed, sanitizing it by calling it "rational self-interest" and objectivism, and glorifying it in works of fiction.