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Change Your Life. Read Atlas Shrugged.

September 2 has a special significance in Ayn Rand’s classic novel, Atlas Shrugged, as the date is mentioned throughout the book. It’s also the day when Ayn Rand actually started writing the novel, in 1946. So last week on September 2, New Ideal Live joined fans of Rand around the world to celebrate this life-changing book.

In this special episode, Onkar Ghate and Keith Lockitch engaged in a spoiler-free discussion of why Atlas Shrugged remains one of the most impactful novels in American literature, why it’s so relevant today, and why everyone should read it.

Among the reasons, they mentioned:

  • The story: Atlas Shrugged is a gripping mystery with fascinating characters
  • The inspiration: Rand’s heroes overcome dramatic obstacles to achieve great things
  • The challenge: the book presents radically new ideas about work, love, selfishness, morality, and capitalism that motivate a rethinking of conventional assumptions

This podcast was the first to have simultaneous, live translation to Spanish available to our audience, allowing us to welcome over one hundred Spanish-speaking attendees to our live broadcast.

This podcast was recorded on September 2, 2020. Watch or listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here.

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Agustina Vergara Cid

Agustina Vergara Cid, LLB and LLM, is an associate fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and an opinion columnist at the Orange County Register.

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