The prophetic novel Atlas Shrugged clearly illustrates why the world has been experiencing moral and economic crises. Truth-seeking individuals are once again making this astounding novel a best-seller. During the last several weeks Atlas Shrugged has been number 1, and no lower than number 3, on's best-seller list.

According to Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, “The explosion of interest in Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand’s ideas that we’re seeing right now is remarkable. As the United States’ economy deteriorates and the free market takes the blame for the disastrous consequences of government policies, Americans are increasingly turning to Atlas Shrugged, whose parallels to the current crisis are truly breathtaking.

“Anyone genuinely concerned with the expanding role of government and the accelerating erosion of freedom in this country should pick up a copy of Atlas and read it. In Atlas they will find the deeper philosophical explanation for what is going on today and, more important, they will find the revolutionary philosophy needed to guide us to a brighter future.”

Ayn Rand saw clearly the upside-down perception of today's "intellectuals" who have created a world of chaos. Here is an example appropriate to today from one of her letters written almost 60 years ago:

The "breakdown" which Rolland saw was not the breakdown of capitalism. It was the breakdown of Europe abandoning capitalism - to return to statism, to a controlled economy. "Imperialistic capitalism" is a contradiction in terms. There's no such thing and never was. It's a foolish tag taken from Marx. You really should have discovered by now that every economic tenet propounded by Marx was a fallacy - and has been exposed as such many, many times. Capitalism is the one system that leads to peace, not to war. -Ayn Rand (in a letter to Nathaniel Branden)

Meanwhile, Jesus Christ would say that Ayn Rand's clear seeing perception (and her desire to share her prophetic vision) is a miracle:

"A miracle contains the gift of grace, for it is given and received as one. And thus it illustrates the law of truth the world does not obey, because [the world] fails entirely to understand its ways. A miracle inverts perception which was upside-down before, and thus it ends the strange distortions that were manifest." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles