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Centenary Reminiscences of Ayn Rand (MP3 download)

By Leonard Peikoff


In this presentation, recorded live at a February 5, 2005, banquet commemorating the centenary of Ayn Rand’s birth, Dr. Leonard Peikoff delivers a variety of anecdotes, both serious and humorous, from his longtime association with Rand. His remarks are followed by a question-and-answer period about Rand’s life and work.

Subjects discussed by Dr. Peikoff include:

  • Discussions with Rand about Objectivism and contemporary philosophy
  • Her advice on choosing a career and on judging one’s self esteem objectively
  • Reading and discussing Atlas Shrugged in manuscript
  • The writing of Galt’s speech
  • Memories of Rand’s husband, Frank O’Connor, and of the couple’s relationship
  • The intentional “Alfred Hitchcock touch” in one scene of Atlas Shrugged
  • Her favorites in music, poetry, film and television

Recorded on February 5, 2005 in Costa Mesa, CA.

(MP3 download; 76 min., with Q & A, 54.42 MB)

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