Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Obama effect

Hope and change is working. Take it from me. Every bookshop now has posters of Ayn Rand and copies of "Atlas Shrugged", a staggeringly dull novel, well displayed. (A tip to those who do not know: read Rand's essays. They are shorter and the ideas with which one cannot quarrel, are more pithy and coherent.)

Of course, the fact that we have three socialist main-stream parties in this country helps.

Now we have news that Friedrich Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" is selling like hotcakes. Heh!


  1. Thank you for introducing me to the cartoon version, Helen:

    And who's written a book called "A New Road To Serfdom: A Warning to America"? Why, Daniel Hannan:

  2. Daniel Hannan would do better to concentrate on what is going on here and the fact that his party has no solutions to our own "serfdom".