Sunday, April 17, 2011

Atlas Shrugged coming to China?

I have a copy of Atlas Shrugged here in China.  It has been my great joy to read the book in public in China -- my little bit of dissidence.
The chances of Atlas Shrugged being shown in cinemas here is next to nil.  However, I do wonder if I will be able to come across copies of the movie in the local DVD shops -- the chances of that happening are much better.  I have seen some very patriotic American movies for sale in local DVD shops.
My feelings about the novel Atlas Shrugged are mixed.  It is flawed in many ways.  The characters are somewhat two-dimensional.  Some of the characters talk and talk in a manner that would make Fidel Castro (Trudeau's pall bearer) proud.  The philosophy espoused lacks, for wont of a better word, the idea of Christian charity and humanitarianism.  But at the same side, it really sticks it to the socialist and government planning mindset -- if anything the novel's portrayal of the Wesley Mouchs of the world is too kind.

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