Just as well you haven't read it, it's loathsome.
Here are some truly woeful quotes, with my comments in brackets:
"There is much to commend, and much to condemn, in "Atlas Shrugged." Its object – to restore man to his rightful place in a free society – is wholesome. But its ethical basis – an inversion of the Christian values that predicate authentic capitalism – poisons its teachings. "
"But there's a dark side to Rand's teachings. Her defense of greed and selfishness, her diatribes against religion and charitable sacrificing for others who are less fortunate, and her criticism of the Judeo- Christian virtues under the guise of rational Objectivism have tarnished her advocacy of unfettered capitalism. Still, Rand's extreme canard is a brilliant invention that serves as an essential counterpoint in the battle of ideas. "
". Rand's plot violates a key tenet of business existence, which is to constantly work within the system to find ways to make money. Real-world entrepreneurs are compromisers and dealmakers, not true believers. They wouldn't give a hoot for Galt. "
(Can I just add that this is downright idiocy. 'Real-world entrepeneurs' are indeed compromisers and deal-makers and they helped to prop of totalitarian and genocidal regimes throughout the world. quite a few German businessman thought Hitler would be good for them and we all know what happened after that.)
"Rand, of course, knows this. And that's OK, because "Atlas Shrugged" is about philosophy, not business. In her world, there are two kinds of people: those who serve and satisfy themselves only and those who believe that they should strive to serve and satisfy others. She calls the latter "altruists." "
(How about people who trade with their fellow man to each other's mutual benefit? Just ignore that why don't you?)
" Must we accept her materialist metaphysics in which, as Whittaker Chambers wrote in 1957, "Randian Man, like Marxian Man, is made the center of a godless world"? "
(Has this guy read the same book I have?)
"Perhaps a true capitalist spirit can best be summed up in the commandment, "Love thy neighbour as thyself" (Lev. 19:18; Matt. 22:39)."
and he finishes with: "John Galt – it's time to come home and go to work."
Dear oh dear. Good luck writing letters about this.