Atlas Society Founder Available for Interviews About Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Movie

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Tonight, at one minute past midnight, showings of Atlas Shrugged Part 2 begin across America. David Kelley was deeply involved in advising on the script for the movie, making sure that it stayed true to the philosophical ideas found in Ayn Rand's blockbuster novel. Kelley is available for interviews and commenting on the movie.

David Kelley, on the set of Atlas Shrugged Part 2, with character researcher Laurie Rice and actor Esai Morales.

The first screenings of Atlas Shrugged Part 2 will begin a minute after midnight tonight.

David Kelley, founder of the Atlas Society, was deeply involved in consulting on the script. He's available for interviews and commenting on the following:

    --The ideas of Atlas Shrugged
    --The rising popularity of the novel
    --Why is the novel considered by many to be "prophetic" of current events in the U.S.?

Other possible topics:

    --Why are Ayn Rand's ideas so controversial?
-- Why was she called a "radical for capitalism"?
-- The erosion of individual rights: how Rand foresaw that trend.
    --What would Ayn say about ObamaCare (and why should anyone care)?

Contact information:
David Kelley is available at (202) 296-7263 (AYN-RAND) Extension #1.
(The call will ring through to his cell phone.)
Or by email: dkelley (at) atlassociety (dot) org

Bio:
David Kelley earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, and later taught cognitive science and philosophy at Vassar College and Brandeis University. His articles on social issues and public policy have appeared in Harper's, The Sciences, Reason, Harvard Business Review, The Freeman, and elsewhere. His books include Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence; The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand; The Evidence of the Senses; and The Art of Reasoning, one of the most widely used logic textbooks in the country. Kelley is founder and executive director of The Atlas Society.

About The Atlas Society:
The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom. At The Atlas Society, our scholars work to further develop this philosophy born in the mid-twentieth century. We present the empowering principles of Objectivism to a global audience, and offer those principles as a rational and moral alternative in the marketplace of philosophical ideas. We do this through a variety of programs, which include:

--Original scholarly research which further develops the philosophy.
    --Academic training of young intellectuals.
    --Publishing and commissioning influential books and monographs.
    --Our rich multi-media website
    --Original commentary and op-eds published in mainstream media.
    --Speeches and media appearances.

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