Ayn Rand – for those of you fortunate enough not to have read her books – is the slightly deranged high priestess of neo-liberalism. Her sorry excuses for novels are revered as scripture among champions of the free-market, wielded against any whiff of socialism by opponents of “Big Government”, and quoted from regularly in Ron Paul internet chat-rooms. It’s likely that one of her books is sitting side-by-side with the Family Bible on the shelf of your average talk radio listener in those “red states” of the US of A.
Her most (in)famous novel is Atlas Shrugged. So I was kinda amused to discover the translation of the title of Atlas Shrugged in the Hebrew edition:
That’s מרד הנפילים (Mered HaNephilim) or The Revolt of the Nephilim. Finally, something to smile about in Ayn Rand’s unrelenting and turgid fiction.
H/t: J. Lundell