Will her philosophy win in the end?
"But as cringe-inducing as the governmentâ??s actions may be for objectivists like him, there is a silver lining: sales of â??Atlas Shrugged,â?? which Ms. Rand considered her definitive work, are better than ever.
In the first six months of 2009, Penguin Books shipped more than 300,000 copies of the book, which opens with the famous question, â??Who is John Galt?â?? Thatâ??s 25 percent more than in all of 2008.
â??Itâ??s just gone through the roof,â?? said Kara Welsh, publisher for the New American Library, a division of Penguin. Thereâ??s even a renewed effort to make a miniseries out of the book. The studio Lionsgate, along with the producers Howard and Karen Baldwin, hope to begin shooting as early as next spring.
â??It is incredibly timely,â?? said Michael Burns, vice chairman of Lionsgate.
“You will win when you are ready to pronounce the oath I have taken at the start of my battle… I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” – Atlas Shrugged