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Atlas Shrugged Companion Published

I have finally received my own copy of a new book edited by Edward W. Younkins entitled Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion, published by Ashgate. I understand the book is already going into a second printing. It includes contributions from writers such as Douglas B. Rasmussen, Fred Seddon, Lester H. Hunt, Tibor R. Machan, Roderick T. Long, Mimi Reisel Gladstein, Jeff Riggenbach, Kirsti Minsaas, Roger E. Bissell, Peter J. Boettke, Larry J. Sechrest, Steven Horwitz, Karen Michalson, Peter Saint-Andre, Susan Love Brown, Robert L. Campbell, Stephen Cox, Douglas J. Den Uyl, Walter Block, and, of course, Ed Younkins too. Oh, and I have a contribution in the book, published as Chapter 2, entitled "Atlas Shrugged: Manifesto for a New Radicalism," which expands upon dialectical themes I've explored in previous works, especially my reconstruction of Rand's social analysis as a "tri-level model."

New Atlas Shrugged Companion Published

I noticed that all of the contributors mentioned above have something in common... they have all been published in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies! And some of them are either editors or advisors to the journal. (The Spring 2007 issue will be out a little late; I will post its contents and the cover design on my blog before too long.)

In any event, I have not read the new Younkins anthology yet, but the range of topics, from the philosophical, political, and aesthetic to the literary, economic, and historical, is quite impressive. The book's appearance coincides with the 50th anniversary year of the publication of Rand's magnum opus.

Cross-posted at L&P.


I blurbed it; looking forward to seeing the finished copy!

Thank you for posting about this.

I must say that this book has two other super-awesome contributors whom you did not mention. They are Ken Schoolland -- the author of *The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey* ( http://www.jonathangullible.com ) and, well . . . ME! ;-D

This is only the second time in my life that I have been published in an anthology of this sort, so I hope you won't find my solo contribution at the end to be too much of a train wreck. ;-)

Wow. This sounds like quite the impressive volume. I can't wait to get it. Thanks for the head's up, Chris!

Jason, Aeon, the "real" printing, I believe, will be out in September... so I'll blog about it again soon enough!

And Stuart: Congrats on being in the volume! I've still not had a moment to read it, but I look forward to it. (Have been busy with JARS' new issue, which will be out next week---and I'll announce that on Notablog any day now...)