... is the
guest speaker scheduled for the 137th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to
on November 21, 2005.
Barbara Branden on "Libertarianism,
Objectivism, and Rage."
This month, we are pleased
to present the distinguished author of The
Passion of Ayn Rand and many other works related to Objectivism and
Libertarianism. She will address an issue which has particular relevance
today when factionalism threatens to undermine our movement.
Says Branden, "I see so many people
exploding in rage and moral condemnation of those who disagree with them;
it's a destructive phenomenon, and militates against the clear communication
of our ideas. I have identified some of the causes of it, and this
is what I'd like to talk about."
Our original idea for this talk
was an exposition on Ayn Rand and feminism, which subject is covered in
the anthology Feminist
Interpretations of Ayn Rand, to which Branden was a contributor.
Please join us for this very special
and limited event.
BRANDEN EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION,
WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEAT YOU. FOR THOSE WITH RESERVATIONS: SEATING
IS OPEN AND ON A FIRST ARRIVAL BASIS.
About Barbara Branden
Barbara Branden is a writer
and lecturer. She earned her M.A. in philosophy, and authored a thesis
on free will, under the direction of Sidney Hook at New York University.
Branden was Ayn Rand's intimate friend and colleague for eighteen years,
and a close friend of the members of the "Rand Circle." She was Managing
Editor of The
Objectivist, a philosophical journal, and Executive Vice President
of the Nathaniel Branden Institute in New York. At the NBI, she conceived
and presented a popular course on the nature of efficient thinking.
In 1986, Doubleday published her
best-selling and critically acclaimed biography, The
Passion of Ayn Rand. This biography has spawned two adaptations:
television movie, written by Howard Korder, and a stage version, written
by Julian Barry, to be presented in London by Sir Peter Hall, former head
of the British National Theatre.
For more information: BarbaraBranden.com.
ADDENDUM: David Harmon took
this image at the above meeting.