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?
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