Atlas Slogged – A report on reading an almost unreadable book

Richard Dawkins, the puckish and quotable standard bearer of the new atheism, once called the God portrayed in the Old Testament “the most unpleasant character in all fiction.” Of the OT God’s legion of fans, Dawkins then added, “I suspect they… haven’t read the Old Testament or they’re not the kind of people I would … Continue reading

Babbitt Shrugged: How Sinclair Lewis Skewers Ayn Rand

Who’s afraid of Ayn Rand? The philosopher queen-cum-fantasy novelist has been exhaustively name checked of late. Her most famous novel, Atlas Shrugged, has sold several millions copies since the election of a certain un-Randian president in 2008. Two parts of a planned Atlas Shrugged trilogy have been released in the last  two years, though the free market was not … Continue reading