Barbara Amiel and Ayn Rand

Barbara AmielWriting for the Guardian, Catherine Bennett thoughtfully reviews the public life and writings of Barbara Amiel, who was recently fired by the Telegraph over a financial dispute.

The article begins:

It is not difficult to imagine what the Telegraph columnist Barbara Amiel would write about the suspension of the Telegraph columnist Barbara Amiel. In fact she wrote it two months ago when Martha Stewart, another very rich “tall poppy”, was felled by accusations of financial impropriety. “Corporate scandals have created an atmosphere where all public companies are potential wearers of the scarlet letter. Any hint of wrongdoing gets the elders out, solemn and judgmental.”

Ayn Rand is mentioned in passing, and at times Amiel sounds herself like a character befitting Atlas Shrugged.

See the full article for further reading.