Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: From Romantic Fallacy to Holocaustic Imagination

By |2019-03-21T10:45:39-05:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Ayn Rand, Books, Christendom|Tags: , |

“The only authentic epochê is . . . victory over desire, victory over Promethean pride.”—René Girard[1] “When the SS torturer becomes the villain of the war film, he is turned into a sacrificial figure, a scapegoat, [he becomes the] structural equivalent of the Jud Süss in Nazi cinema.”—Eric Gans[2] No account of Ayn Rand’s [...]

Looking Up from Valhalla

By |2017-06-16T12:32:47-05:00August 21st, 2010|Categories: Ayn Rand, Bradley J. Birzer, C.S. Lewis, Film, Traditional Conservatives and Libertarians|Tags: , |

National Review’s cover featured a very captivating art-deco style rendering of Ayn Rand. Whether intentional or not (and most likely it is), the portrait divides Rand’s face in manichaen fashion, half light, half dark. Though the article, “Ayn Rand Reconsidered: A Greatness Stunted by Hate,” by Jason Steorts, is relatively short, it packs a [...]