Let’s talk about the success of the Atlas Shrugged movies

Have you seen either of the first two movies in Ayn Rand‘s Atlas Shrugged trilogy? A friend of mine pulled me aside to say that he just saw the Atlas Shrugged movie (both Part 1 and Part 2) this past weekend and he enjoyed them both… more than he thought he would. Without reservation, I’m […]

A new world view conversation and “Why the Bookshelf Metaphor wasn’t lost on me”

A no-holds-barred world view conversation Now is the time for Christians and Objectivists, and everyone related to those two world views, to engage in a meaningful, respectful, but no-holds-barred conversation. The metaphor on the Barnes & Noble bookshelves wasn’t lost on me. The Western world view up till now… The West is becoming more pluralistic every […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: An Intellectual Exercise

It’s an understatement to say that there are foundational differences between Ayn Rand’s philosophy (Objectivism) and Christianity. Yes, there both world views are misunderstood, but still. There are irreconcilable differences. Nevertheless, some of their conclusions are similar and those similarities can be unifying. Is there any way to reconcile these two perspectives? At the very […]

Who Else Thinks the Role of Government Matters?

At the core of many political debates today (tactical or strategic) is the fundamental question, “What is the proper role of government?” Liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians… every political ideology assumes or has concluded something about the role of government. (See my recent interview with Thom Hartmann about a question that I wasn’t prepared for.) The […]

What’s going to happen to ‘Atlas Shrugged’?

I resurrected this post from 2008. Yaron Brook was asked a question about the popularity of Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand‘s philosophy. His answer turned out to be spot-on, and consistent with what happens in moments of crisis in the capital markets. Most readers of Ayn Rand make the connection between the logical decline toward […]

Friday, October 12th

Atlas Shrugged Part II is coming this Friday, and in a big way. Much more coverage (900+ theaters) than Part I. I’m excited, even more excited than before last year’s opening. That’s remarkable ESPECIALLY because I have seen Part II twice already! ! !  The producers, Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro showed the film at […]

A Catalog of Abysmal Reviews by the Hollywood Establishment

Whereas 85% of Flixter users liked–and by “liked,” I mean “loved”–only 9% of critics liked it. The critical voices that are captive to the Hollywood establishment are nearly unanimous in their denigration of the film. http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/movies/atlas-shrugged-part-i-ayn-rands-opus-review.html# Atlas Shrugged: Part I may be set only five years from now, but the world it portrays is completely […]

Keynes v Hayek: Round 2

The continuing debate between the economic philosophies of Keynes and Hayek is being played out in our political discussions about the economy, and the actions that surround them. I have attached Round 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQnarzmTOc) here: This video is a sequel to an earlier version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk). Become a fan! Visit http://www.soulofatlas.com

Atlas Shrugged comments from director Paul Johansson

I think Paul Johansson‘s commentary is interesting and supportive of Ayn Rand’s philosophy. I am looking forward to seeing his work this Friday. Hopefully, it will draw many into the conversation between like-minded enthusiasts of individual liberty in Christian, Objectivist, and Libertarian camps. I first discovered Ayn Rand’s works at the age of seventeen. The […]