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... is the guest speaker scheduled for the 137th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene 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.
 

THE 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: a Showtime 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.