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  1. I have repeatedly seen posts on this forum or elsewhere on the Internet saying that Nathaniel Branden totally rejected Rothbard's claims in "The sociology of the Ayn Rand cult" or the rumors about Rothbard's Christian wife. But I have never actually seen a statement from Nathaniel Branden on this subject. Do you know where this can be found? Thank you in advance.
  2. I wrote to NYU philosophy department, they say they don't have so old archive.
  3. I realized that the interviews comes from VHS, dsitributed by the company "No Free Luch Distributors". (They distributed several interviews of Ayn Rand) Do you know if this company still exists? Or if they sell this VHS still today? Do you have your own copy of the VHS? This VHS can at least be borrowed (or seen) at three places, according to this page: Loyola University Chicago Pritzker Military Museum & Library University of South Florida
  4. Do you know if there is any way now to see the interviews of Ayn Rand by Phil Donahue in better quality than the one available on Youtube? Is there any VHS of the show? It seems compressed from VHS on Youtube. As far as know, most Youtube interviews were uploaded by an account called "Jose Marabotto", do you guys know him? In the documentary: Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life by Michael Paxton, we see short passages of the interviews in much better quality than Youtube.
  5. Hello, Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I'm looking for this article by Nathaniel Branden. Is it available somewhere on the Internet? In the archives of the New York Times website?
  6. Sorry I used a french expression, I don't know if it works in english. Anyway I found my answer in Ayn Rand Answers, page 75. She answered in 1972 in the lecture "A Nation's Unity".
  7. I'm talking about Atlantis in the novel Atlas Shrugged ! Of course !!
  8. I heard a lecture where Ayn Rand was answering a question where she was making a hypothesis about the number of people in Atlantis (it was about a thousand I think, but I have to check) in Atlas Shrugged. I can not refind it, does that tell you something? Thank you.
  9. Excuse me, I didn't get what does it means.
  10. By definition, the idea of God refers to a will. This is irrationnal.
  11. And it wouldn't be the case in U.S. ? Can you give an exemple?
  12. As a Frenchman, I have often wondered whether I lived in a socialist country or not. My conviction is that in France we simply live in a mixed system, as in the United States. Of course the United States is much more capitalist than France, but France is much more capitalist than Cuba. There is, however, more common ground between the France and U.S. than between France and Cuba. Why ? Because basically, France, from its start, is a country that recognizes human rights and property, at least formally. As Ayn Rand said in his essay Collectivized "Rights" (from VOS): « There is a difference between a country that recognizes the principle of individual rights, but does not implement it in practice, and a country that denies and flouts it explicitly. » Read the french Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which is in the beginning of the french constitution, you'll see it is fully compatible with objectivist view of politic and rights.