Thursday, February 03, 2005
Ayn Rand 100 years
"Who is John Galt?"
Yesterday was a special day in Sweden. The think-tank Timbro published a translated paperback version of Atlas Shrugged. To commemorate the author Ayn Rand, who would have been 100 years on February 2, this week Timbro organise public seminars all over Sweden about Rand's novel with it's paramount theme of human greatness.
It usually begins with Ayn Rand...
Atlas Shrugged (in Swedish: "Och världen skälvde") has become one of the most important books in the last century. In a poll conducted in 1991 by the Book of the Month Club, Atlas Shrugged was listed as the book that had changed readers' lives more than any other book, except The Bible.
For more on Ayn Rand:
Ayn Rand Institute
The Objectivist Center