Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Atlas Shrugged

My view of Ayn Rand's most famous work is pretty much the same as Daniel Hannan's.

It has some brilliant bits, but
Atlas Shrugged fails as literature, not least because it is a thousand pages too long. Condensing the story into a film can hardly fail to improve it.
Today, following an article at The Cobden Centre, I went to register my interest, and was somewhat surprised to find that I was the first in Oxford to request it:

Two hours on, the confirmation email they promised has yet to arrive, so it's possible that others have faced the same problem. For now, the tally sits at zero:

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