Colorado Springs Gazette Extols Atlas Shrugged

An unattributed opinion editorial (typically indicating the work of a newspaper’s own editors) in today’s Colorado Springs Gazette, appropriately titled “Our View,” begins with this tribute to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged:

Who is John Galt? Unless youâ??ve read Ayn Randâ??s novel â??Atlas Shrugged,â? which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, you probably donâ??t have a clue. But you can be sure millions of other people do.
Whether youâ??ve read it or not, whether you love it or hate it, â??Atlas Shruggedâ? still inspires passion a half-century after it was first published. Itâ??s not just that the book was widely read, and still sells relatively well, but that it has been so influential in the intellectual development of so many people.
Rand, whose guiding philosophy came to be called â??objectivism,â? challenged those who say that the pursuit of entrepreneurship and capitalism are evil and the expansion of government to promote altruism is good. â??Atlasâ? and her other books are still considered radical today.
The Soviet Union, which she fled as a youth, has crumbled, but the underlying philosophy that despises competition, freedom and individualism is still alive and well, even in America. â??Atlas Shruggedâ? still inspires, enthralls and angers people because it remains relevant.

See the full editorial for more.