Oh, she wrote the book all right.
I did not make this up.
When big corporation CEOs are asked to name their favorite book, they nearly always name Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand.
So I bought both books and read them.
Ayn Rand was a slightly-better-than-average writer but she was a magnificent mythmaker. The spirit of a Roman Emperor shines from her eyes.
Rand creates the Heroic Achiever and then she deifies him.
Her message is that money and power are the food of the immortals.
“Work hard and work smart and you can become God. It is good to worship yourself. I am The Goddess. I have spoken.”
I think of Donald Trump as the high priest of her religion; a faith with millions of followers. Self-worship is seductive and Charles Darwin is always there to whisper, “If not you, then who?”
But personally, I agree with Michael J. Fox who said,
“I believe there is a god and it’s not me.”
Sorry, Ayn. Sorry, Donald. Sorry, Charles. You guys are on your own.
Click that link. I dare you.