Ed Hudgins, director of advocacy for The Atlas Society, recently acquired an unusual item: a rare copy of the June 1953 issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a pulp magazine that featureda reprint of Ayn Rand’s novelette Anthem. With Ed’s permission, we’re happy to reproduce here the (somewhat lurid!) cover page of this rare pulp magazine.  
Ayn Rand (1905-1982), la famosa novelista norteamericana, fundó la filosofía del Objetivismo.
Saturday, October 6, 2007Marriott Renaissance Hotel 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, D.C.We've just received word that the producers and director of the Atlas Shrugged movie will be joining us at our October 6, 2007 50th anniversary celebration of the publication of Ayn Rand's epic novel. These will include Michael Burns, a longtime admirer of Rand and the vice chairman of Lionsgate studio, which is producing the film. With him will be producers Howard and Karen Baldwin, the team that gave us the Oscar-winning film Ray, as well as executive producer and Atlas Society trustee John Aglialoro. Also expected is Vadim Perelman, the director of House of Sand and Fog, who is being tapped to direct the film of Rand's novel that's still a best seller after half a century. Their remarks will be during the lunch or dinner portions of the program. Details will be posted on The Atlas Society's website. At this celebration you'll also hear leading scholars, experts and achievers discuss the literary, philosophical, moral, economic and political aspects of Atlas Shrugged and its impact on our world-- past, present and future. Our keynote speakers are John...
It's official: Angelina Jolie is set to star in the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. David Kelley, Founder and Senior Fellow of The Atlas Society (TAS) confirmed with producer Howard Baldwin that Jolie is "signed, sealed and delivered."  Kelley is serving as a producer and consultant for the film, and TAS trustee John Aglialoro is serving as an executive producer.The Baldwins acquired the film rights to the novel from Aglialoro in 2003, after launching Crusader Entertainment with Philip Anschutz. When Anschutz decided not to make the movie, the Baldwins took the project with them when they left Crusader to form Baldwin Entertainment Group.As TNI previously reported in our celebrity Rand fan issue of The New Individualist, Jolie is a longtime fan of Rand -America's most controversial individualist - so her enthusiasm for playing the female lead of Dagny Taggart, the intelligent and powerful executive of a railroad empire, is not surprising. Producers Karen and Howard Baldwin spoke at The Atlas Society's recent Summer Seminar about plans for their film adaptation of Atlas Shrugged.  At that time we passed on the news Jolie had expressed a “keen interest” in playing Dagny Taggart and that the Baldwins had already had extensive discussions with her. Producer Karen Baldwin also told Robert Bidinotto, editor-in-chief of The New Individualist, that Jolie showed up to one of their meetings with a copy...
"Las Guerras Culturales de Verdad"Tomado de Navigator, Volumen 2, Número 4, Diciembre 1998 Ver también "Dark Bedfellows", artículo de Walter Olson en la revista Reason, en el cual Mr. Olson encomia la posición presentada en la Conferencia OT98. Más de 240 personas llegaron el 24 de octubre al Hotel Marquis Marriott en Times Square de New York, para asistir a una discusión sobre las "guerras culturales" en EE.UU., pero las de verdad. A invitación del Institute for Objectivist Studies (IOS or The Atlas Society), seis principales intelectuales de la derecha libertaria, incluyendo a David Kelley — Director Ejecutivo del IOS — discutieron la tesis de que EE.UU. se encuentra actualmente dividido en tres subculturas en guerra. La primera es la moldeada por los valores de la Ilustración, la de los fundadores de la nación; una segunda, conformada por los restos de los valores religiosos previos a la Ilustración en Occidente; y una tercera moldeada por los valores anti racionales de la pos-Ilustración. La Conferencia "Objectivism Today" (OT98) trató de profundizar más allá de las "guerras culturales" tal como son reportadas corrientemente por los periodistas. A ese fin, eludió caer en los tópicos sensacionales como drogas, corrección política y acción afirmativa. En su lugar, el análisis giró alrededor de dos valores altamente característicos de la subcultura de la Ilustración: logro y progreso. La Conferencia se preguntó: ¿Cuál es la naturaleza de esos dos valores? Y, su...