An epic story.
Set in a near-future U.S.A., Ayn Rand’s thrilling masterpiece features the mysterious disappearance of the top innovators and industrialists—and demonstrates a new moral philosophy: the morality of rational self-interest.
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Penguin Group has released a new app that brings Atlas Shrugged to the iPad. The app includes the classic, unabridged text of the novel, as well as video, audio, and other archival materials that add a new dimension to the reader’s experience of the work, the author’s life, and her philosophy. Download the Atlas Shrugged iPad app from the iTunes Store.
Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of “Atlas Shrugged” is a feature-length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand’s epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.
Set in what novelist and philosopher Rand called ‘the day after tomorrow,’ Atlas depicts an America in crisis, brought to her knees by a corrupt establishment of government regulators and businessmen with political pull.
Despite critical scorn and continued derision from intellectuals on all sides of the ideological spectrum, Atlas has remained a popular favorite and today sells more copies than it ever did.
Why? Because—as evidenced by pointed and frequent references to Rand and Atlas Shrugged in the media—an increasing number of Americans—right or wrong—see their society devolving into a nightmare scenario like the one Rand projected over a half century ago.
Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of “Atlas Shrugged” looks into Rand’s background for the ideas and philosophy that inspired and shaped her novel and seeks to determine whether America is indeed headed for the disastrous outcome she predicted.
On January 13, 2011, John Stossel announced the winners of our Atlas Shrugged Video Contest on his program on the Fox Business Network. The winning entry is below. Browse more entries on our contest page.