“One of the cleverest con-men ever. Glib and plausible to a fault. On the level? Not remotely. Ayn Rand's biggest mistake, with no other mistake coming close. Guilty of all the things he accused her of, including intellectual bullying. (Told Tibor Machan for example their friendship would be over if Tibor kept posting on SOLO.) An ignoble liar, whose systematic, conscientious deceitfulness screams from the pages of Rand's journals, where we know more in hindsight than she knew at the time. An extraordinarily angry man who made anti-anger a virtue and legitimate rage a vice. Boorishly judgmental while damning judgmentalism as the world's worst sin. One of the great disarmers of the good.
“No loss at all to anything decent.”
- Lindsay Perigo, comment on post 'Nathaniel Branden, 1930-2014', SENSE OF LIFE OBJECTIVISTS
- The Passion of the Critics of Ayn Rand's Critics – Lindsay Perigo, SOLO (2006)
- Betraying the self. Betraying a heroine. – Peter Cresswell, SOLO (2006)
- Nathaniel Branden Versus Objectivism – Diana Hsieh, NOODLE FOOD (2005)
- Nathaniel Branden's Campaign Against Objective Moral Judgment – Diana Hsieh, NOODLE FOOD (2005)
- A Review of The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics - – Diana Hsieh, NOODLE FOOD (2006)