Every Liberal should read that book, just as every atheist needs to read the bible. Atlas Shrugged is a bad book; the writing and story are bad. When the story starts to get somewhat interesting she goes on a 60 page masturbatory screed that brings the book to a thundering halt from which it never recovers. Rand wrote the book as a "lol go fuck you" to society. It comes off as an edgy teenager's manifesto against his teachers and parents that won't let him do whatever he wants.