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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Hellgate Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555717098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555717094
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #910,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Author, journalist, and radio and TV talk show host, Stephen L. Goldstein, is an op-ed columnist and one of The Dueling Columnists for The Sun-Sentinel (Tribune paper in South Florida). He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Stephen L. Goldstein is the author of several books, including "The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit" and the novel "Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand Be Damned!," as well as an op-ed columnist and radio and TV personality. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and may be reached at trendsman@aol.com.

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Also has some good ideas as to how to counter the Randian cult that is taking over our politics.
White Cat
When you read this book, you will laugh, you will be frightened and you'll be banging your head against the wall because the truthfulness will be too hard to bare.
camelnate
I also wish there weren't quite so much nationalism in what is after all a fantasy of an ideal future at war with a kleptocratic dystopia.
David Swanson

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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful By James R. Treglio on January 11, 2013
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The larger problem with this work is its basic plot line -- it looks at the US years after Atlas Shrugged happens to destroy the various myths of Ayn Rand's economic theory (or non-theory). The absurdity of Atlas Shrugged -- that the nation would give a damn if the giants of US industry went into voluntary exile -- makes it hard to accept this derivative work at any level. The writing itself is bad, very bad -- poor dialogue, no character development, et al. There is some attempt to make the book humorous, but it really has no particularly funny scenes, characters, or dialogue. In truth, I could not finish the book, it was that bad.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Caroll Drazen on January 23, 2014
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Imagine an America where Ayn Rand's ideas were actually adopted and enforced. Imagine this 67 years later, when there is no longer any social safety net, nothing but a contrast of the impossibly rich with no curbs on greed and dishonesty and the rest of us - unprotected and essentially abandoned by our government.
This calls for satire, which Mr. Goldstein provides in abundance. The book is by turns outrageous and, in the end, a bit frightening. The author pushes Rand/John Galt concepts further and further until, with impeccable, but infernal logic, he creates an America that is an exaggerated nightmare, but not entirely unthinkable.
This should appeal to anyone who ever flirted with the Ayn Rand ideas in college, and who, hopefully, recognized their danger and limitations in time to lead more productive, humane lives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By garrettg on December 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
A great read. I heartily recommend this volume. Searingly funny as well. I will read the new one coming out in 2014 as well.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lsk on May 23, 2013
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Imagine waking up in the middle of a dream - the Ayn-Randianization of the United States is celebrating its 67th anniversary. A wet dream or your worst nightmare, depending on one's socio-economic-political viewpoint.

The satirical novel "Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand Be Damned" is the farcical sequel to the FICTIONAL (caps provided for those who confuse novels with reality), and equally farcical "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. John Galt and Dagney Taggart are long gone but the 'virtue of selfishness' (the title of another Rand novelette) is alive and well.

As a satire, in "Drugged" the credos of 'greed is good' and 'self-interest is the only defensible motivating force behind one's actions' have evolved and hardened to their heartless, perhaps incredulous extreme. But then again who would have ever thought the National Socialistic German Worker's Party would turn into the concentration camp party, or for that matter, American corporations would become people, politicians genuflecting at their feet. The message is clear to the worshippers of rugged individualism. Be careful what you wish for.

As a parody, this work brilliantly mocks the paper-thin, un-life-like, cardboard characters portrayed in "Shrugged". And like-wise, the constant repetition is a reminder of the mind-numbing 1,070 pages that it takes Rand to say "communism and socialism bad; capitalism good!"
If a reading of "Atlas Drugged" accomplishes only one thing - saving you from the laborious task of reading "Shrugged" - then it will have been worth it.

Stephen Goldstein, a Sun Sentinel political columnist, demonstrates prescience.
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30 of 46 people found the following review helpful By David Swanson on June 15, 2012
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The Florida Sun Sentinel has for many years been rather unique, as a corporate newspaper with a regular columnist who's actually good, and I don't mean just good for the context, but actually worth reading even if the masses of South Florida weren't reading along. Happily, they are.

Stephen L. Goldstein has just published a book, also worth reading, called Atlas Drugged (Ayn Rand Be Damned!) It's fiction, often hilarious fiction, aimed at debunking the notion that Ayn Randian "free-market" trickle-down crapitalism can coexist with basic human decency. "This is a work of fiction," says the back cover. "But any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely intentional. The names have been changed but, hopefully, not enough to protect the guilty."

In fact, while the book takes rightwingerism to an extreme, it blends in plenty of elements from reality. Imagine the most outlandish carrying of so-called conservatism to its logical conclusion, and abandoning New Orleans to a hurricane, or watching a fire department stand by while a house burns (because the owner didn't pay the proper fees) fits right in.

The opening scene is basically a CPAC conference set in a world in which normal had become one of today's CPAC conferences. The speeches of the fascists who populate this book ought to echo in the reader's head when he or she later hears the speeches of actual politicians, because the former are just slightly exaggerated versions of the latter.

The heroes of the book are part Occupy Wall Street, part Anonymous. People march by the millions. They organize and inspire. They shut down all the department stores owned by a particular plutocrat, simply by "shopping" en masse, without actually buying anything.
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