The Significance of the Goldwater Campaign (MP3 download)
By Ayn Rand
From 1962-1965, Ayn Rand conducted a series of radio interviews at Columbia University’s student run radio station, WKCR. The series, entitled “Ayn Rand on Campus,” covered a broad range of topics.
This download includes two interviews bookending the 1964 presidential election between Barry Goldwater and Lyndon B. Johnson. The first interview, recorded just days before the election, features Rand’s view on the candidates and advice on how to vote thoughtfully. The second, recorded the week after the election, offers Rand’s analysis of the election and stresses that the groundwork for political freedom must be laid in the classroom, not the voting booth.
Here you will find some of Rand’s views on:
Vice President Hubert Humphrey
The process of gradual repeal of regulations and controls
The two-party system
The conservative viewpoint
Goldwater’s denouncement of the Tennessee Valley Authority
The future of the country
Defending laissez faire capitalism
The practice of “smearing” in politics
(MP3 download; 54 min., 39.02 MB)
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