Obama: Bad For America, Great For Ayn Rand
From Slate (via Alan Vanneman, the Moriarity of polymath bloggers):
From 2000 through 2008, the 50-year-old 1,088-page tome sold about 166,000 copies a year. Since Obama was sworn in, more than 600,000 copies have been sold. That's 530,000 more than it sold in its first year of publication, when it was reviewed by more than 100 literary outlets.
More here. Emphasis in original.
The latest (not encouraging) on the slow-moving film version of Atlas Shrugged.
Check out Reason.tv's recent series Radicals For Capitalism, which explores the enduring legacy of Rand's ideas and influence on pop and political culture. First of 10 segments below; click here for full playlist.