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SURGING INTEREST IN AYN RAND’S ATLAS SHRUGGED SPURS STUDY GROUPS
In response to record-breaking sales of Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, readers will form study groups in Longmont, Denver, and Colorado Springs this fall.
Sales of Atlas Shrugged topped 300,000 for the first half of 2009, a 250 percent increase over that period last year (see http://bit.ly/1aT1r6). Readers see eerie similarities between the 1957 novel and recent events, particularly with government take-overs and bail-outs.
While Barack Obama said “I am my brother’s keeper,” Rand renounces such claims and champions the individual’s moral right to his own life.
One participant of a summer group in Lakewood said, “The novel offers rich moral and political themes, and reading it during this ‘interesting’ period of our nation’s history sheds light both on the novel and on the culture in which we live.”
The Denver group, sponsored by the Auraria Campus Objectivist Club, starts September 15th.
The groups in Longmont and Colorado Springs, sponsored by Front Range Objectivism, start October 1st. These two groups assume that participants are already fans of the novel.
The groups will meet for twenty weeks from the fall through the spring. A person knowledgeable about the novel and Rand’s ideas will moderate each group. For details see http://bit.ly/BuuaJ
Front Range Objectivism is an organization dedicated to understanding and advocating Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies.