February 12, 2011

Otequay of the Ayday

While looking for publication numbers for Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' I found the data on this review page. It included this sarcastic quip by the New Yorker magazine in their review of the book upon its release:

The review in the New Yorker called the theme unbelievable and pointless. "After all," wrote the reviewer, [in October, 1957] "to warn contemporary America against abandoning its factories, neglecting technological progress and abolishing the profit motive seems a little like admonishing water against running uphill."

Nah, those things could never happen in contemporary America.

'Atlas Shrugged' QOTD Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at February 12, 2011 12:51 PM

Insightful and prescient as ever over at the Times. Mister Toohey write that himself?

Stunning.

Posted by: jk at February 13, 2011 10:38 AM | What do you think? [1]