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Interview With Ayn Rand (MP3 download)

By Ayn Rand


In 1976, Ayn Rand was interviewed for the “Focus on Youth” series, a weekly half-hour radio interview program, produced entirely by Princeton students. During its multi-year run, the show featured interviews with prominent national figures such as Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Mary Tyler Moore, Ralph Nader, Jimmy Stewart, George Bush, Walter Cronkite and Norman Mailer.

A panel of four students asks Rand questions on a spectrum of topics including:


  • Are we moving back towards capitalism?
  • Is money an expression of free trade?
  • Is money a sign of achievement?
  • Is there a limit on the amount of wealth a person needs?
  • Who are the top five philosophers of the twentieth century?
  • Are the views of sex in your novels scandalous?
  • How do you view pre-marital sex?
  • What is your view of behavioral psychologists?
  • Do you think that the men of intelligence in America will “shrug” like in your novel?
  • What do you think about today’s television and films?
  • Why do you consider politicians “a sticky puddle of stale syrup?”
  • Do you think every man has the right to a job?
  • What can you say that you haven’t said before?

(MP3 download; 24 min., 17.09 MB) 

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