Monday, 24 July 2006

Objectivism & Libertarianism

Here's the sort of thing you'll never see in the mainstream media: A twenty-five minute interview with author and psychologist Nathanial Branden, expounding (briefly) on his time with Ayn Rand, the foundations of the US Libertarian Party, which books changed more Americans' lives than any other, who is most valuable for society -- Mother Theresa for example, or Ernst Moller ("who?" I hear you ask) -- and concludes with some things libertarians often do wrong.

Whatever your estimate of Nathaniel Branden (and mine is not awfully high), it's good intelligent television, and available right here at Google Video.

LINK: The Libertarian Alternative - Ayn Rand and Objectivism - interview with Nathaniel Branden [Hat tip SOLO]

Libertarianism, Objectivism, Economics, Books


Blogger Duncan Bayne said...

This clip was in fact my first exposure to N.B. - I formed a very high opinion of him from this, which took a lot of evidence to change.

24 Jul 2006, 20:46:00  
Blogger PC said...

Oh yes, he's very persuasive. Rand herself was taken in for nearly twenty years.

24 Jul 2006, 21:55:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Ernst Moller?

25 Jul 2006, 23:49:00  
Blogger PC said...

"Who is Ernst Moller?"

That would be telling. You'll have to watch and find out. :-)

26 Jul 2006, 10:24:00  

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