During the last half of 1962, Ayn Rand was a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times. This book contains those 26 articles along with several other unanthologized and lesser-known pieces by her.
The following is from the Introduction: "Her perspective on the news is not that of the daily reporter, but that of the grand historian, whose time frame is the centuries and whose function is to explain the world by reference to universal truths. Whether she is scrutinizing Algeria's civil war or... Alger Hiss's appearance on television -- Ayn Rand always has something of enduring interest to communicate."
Table of Contents
Introduction by Peter Schwartz
The Ayn Rand Column
1. Introducing Objectivism
2. War and Peace
3. Progress or Sacrifice
4. The New Enemies of "The Untouchables"
5. An Intellectual Coup d’État
6. "The Cold Civil War"
7. Government by Intimidation
8. Let Us Alone!
9. Just Suppose
10. Through Your Most Grievous Fault
11. An Open Letter to My Readers
12. Mickey Spillane
13. "The Dying Victim of Berlin"
15. Blind Chaos
16. The Man-Haters
17. The Season of Platitudes
18. Our Alleged Competitor
19. Britain’s "National Socialism"
20. Nationalism vs. Internationalism
21. The Cuban Crisis
22. Post-Mortem, 1962
23. How to Demoralize a Nation
24. Freedom of Speech
25. The Munich of World War III?
27. Textbook of Americanism
28. The Fascist New Frontier
29. Modern Management
30. The Only Path to Tomorrow
31. The First Amendment and "Symbolic Speech"
32. The Secular Meaning of Christmas
33. Favorite Writers
34. Questions and Answers on Anthem
35. Why I Like Stamp Collecting
(Softcover; 129 pages)