My night class on “Who is Don Draper?” continues.
We’re reading parts of Ayn Rand‘s 1957 magnum opus Atlas Shrugged.
Rand’s book emphasizes individualism, free markets and the fear of government control.
Fans of Mad Men may remember Bert Cooper (the co-owner the advertising company Sterling Cooper) recommending the book to Draper.
Bert Cooper then goes on to say, “You are a productive and reasonable man and in the end, completely self-interested.”
These are qualities many of Ayn Rand’s characters possess.
Now if you don’t have the chance to read Atlas Shrugged, then perhaps check it out on the big screen.
It’s now a major motion picture.