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Ayn Rand Letter

 

VOLUME I

October 11, 1971

  1. CREDIBILITY POLARIZATION
    The tactics of obliterating dissent on fundamental principles.

October 25, 1971

  1. “THE MORATORIUM ON BRAINS” Nixon’s wage—price freeze.
  2. “THE MORATORIUM ON BRAINS” – Part II

November 22, 1971

  1. DON’T LET IT GO
    The American sense of life, as the basis of hope for this country’s future.
  2. DON’T LET IT GO – Part II

December 20, 1971

  1. THE DISFRANCHISEMENT OF THE RIGHT
    The smear campaign against William H. Rehnquist.

January 3, 1972

  1. “WHAT CAN ONE DO?”
    The role of the individual in the philosophical re-education of the country.

January 17, 1972

  1. THE STIMULUS…
    An analysis of B.F. Skinner’s Beyond Freedom and Dignity.
  2. THE STIMULUS… – Part II

February 14, 1972

  1. …AND THE RESPONSE
    The anti-rational state of today’s culture, as demonstrated by the respectful reviews of Skinner’s book.
  2. …AND THE RESPONSE – Part II

March 13, 1972

  1. TAX-CREDITS FOR EDUCATION
    A proposal to break up the government ‘s monopoly in education.

March 27, 1972

  1. THE SHANGHAI GESTURE
    Nixon’s philosophical defeat in China.
  2. THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Part II
  3. THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Part III

May 8, 1972

  1. THE ESTABLISHING OF AN ESTABLISHMENT
    The government’s stranglehold on today’s culture: grants to the social sciences.

May 22, 1972

  1. THE ESTABLISHING OF AN ESTABLISHMENT – Part II

June 5, 1972

  1. “FAIRNESS DOCTRINE” FOR EDUCATION

A proposal to combat the entrenched conformity in government-financed universities.

  1. “FAIRNESS DOCTRINE” FOR EDUCATION – Part II

July 3, 1972

  1. THE DEAD END
    The explicit statism of McGovern’s program.

July 17, 1972

  1. REPRESENTATION WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION
    The preferential quota system in politics.

July 31, 1972

  1. A PREVIEW
    The New Left takeover of the Democratic National Convention and Platform.

August 14, 1972

  1. A PREVIEW – Part II

August 28, 1972

  1. A PREVIEW – Part III

March 13, 1972

  1. AN OPEN LETTER TO BORIS SPASSKY
    The metaphysical lessons of chess.

September 25, 1972

  1. HOW TO READ (AND NOT TO WRITE)
    The modern methods of non—communication.

VOLUME II                    

October 9, 1972

  1. A NATION’S UNITY
    Statism as the destroyer of national unity: of the McGovern campaign. an analysis
  2. A NATION’S UNITY – Part II
  3. A NATION’S UNITY – Part III

November 20, 1972

  1. THE AMERICAN SPIRIT
    The Nixon landslide: a nation’s rebellion against statism.

December 4, 1972

  1. ALTRUISM, PRAGMATISM, AND BRUTALITY by Leonard Peikoff
    The amoralist consequences of the ethics of self—sacrifice.
  2. ALTRUISM, PRAGMATISM, AND BRUTALITY – Part II

January 1, 1973

  1. “TO DREAM THE NON-COMMERCIAL DREAM”
    Public TV as the road to a private, tax-supported aristocracy.

January 15, 1973

  1. EPITAPH FOR A CULTURE
    The rejection of progress: the of the Apollo program

January 29, 1973

  1. AN UNTITLED LETTER
    Rawl’s theory of justice: the egalitarian revolt against human Intelligence.

February 12, 1973

  1. AN UNTITLED LETTER – Part II

February 26, 1973

  1. AN UNTITLED LETTER Part III

March 12, 1973

  1. THE METAPHYSICAL VERSUS THE MAN-MADE
    An analysis of what is or is not open to change.
  2. THE METAPHYSICAL VERSUS THE MAN-MADE – Part II

April 9, 1973

  1. BROTHERS, YOU ASKED FOR IT
    Pragmatism as the basic cause of Watergate.
  2. BROTHERS, YOU ASKED FOR IT: Part II

May 7, 1973

  1. THE MISSING LINK
    The anti—conceptual mentality of tribalism.
  2. THE MISSING LINK Part II

June 4, 1973

  1. SELFISHNESS WITHOUT A SELF
    The non-conforming tribalist.

June 18, 1973

  1. THE PRINCIPALS…
    The accused and the accusers in the Senate Watergate hearings.
  2. THE PRINCIPALS… – Part II

July 16, 1973

  1. … AND THE PRINCIPLES
    The lesson of the hearings: Watergate as an illustration of the nature of a mixed economy.

July 30, 1973

  1. PERRY MASON FINALLY LOSES
    A review of “The New Perry Mason.”

August 13, 1973

  1. CENSORSHIP: LOCAL AND EXPRESS
    The present Supreme Court’s rulings on obscenity.
  2. CENSORSHIP: LOCAL EXPRESS Part II

September 10, 1973

  1. CENSORSHIP: LOCAL AND EXPRESS – Part III

September 24, 1973

  1. THOUGHT CONTROL – Part I
    The Supreme Court’s decision in the Roth case.

 

VOLUME III

October 8, 1973

  1. THOUGHT CONTROL – Part II
    The Supreme Court’s decision in the case, and its consequences.

October 22, 1973

  1. THOUGHT CONTROL – Part III

November 5, 1973

  1. THE ENERGY CRISIS
    Government controls as the strangler of our energy supply, material, and spiritual.

November 19, 1973

  1. THE ENERGY CRISIS – Part II

December 3, 1973

  1. AMERICA’S PHILOSOPHIC ORIGIN by Leonard Peikoff
    America’s essence: the nation of the Enlightenment.
  2. AMERICA’S PHILOSOPHIC ORIGIN – Part II

December 31, 1973

  1. PHILOSOPHY: WHO NEEDS IT
    The answer is you.
  2. PHILOSOPHY: WHO NEEDS IT – Part II

January 28, 1974

  1. PHILOSOPHICAL DETECTION
    How to check your premises and discover those of your opponents.
  2. PHILOSOPHICAL DETECTION – Part II

February 25, 1974

  1. “IDEAS V. GOODS”
    The intellectual emptiness of conservatism: a conservative economist’s attack on freedom of the press.

March 11, 1974

  1. MORAL INFLATION
    The morality of altruism as the major source of this country’s demoralization.

March 25, 1974

  1. MORAL INFLATION – Part II

April 8, 1974

  1. MORAL INFLATION – Part III

April 22, 1974

  1. IDEAS V. MEN by Ayn Rand
    A follow—up of the discussion begun in “Ideas v. Goods.”

May 6, 1974

  1. PRAGMATISM VERSUS AMERICA by Leonard Peikoff
    The philosophy of James and Dewey as the antithesis of this country’s founding principles.

May 20, 1974

  1. PRAGMATISM VERSUS AMERICA – Part II

June 3, 1974

  1. EGALITARIANISM AND INFLATION
    A metaphysical approach to economics: the cause, the mechanism, and the moral meaning of inflation.

July 1, 1974

  1. EGALITARIANISM AND INFLATION – Part II

July 15, 1974

  1. EGALITARIANISM AND INFLATION Part III

July 15, 1974

  1. THE INVERTED MORAL PRIORITIES
    The crucial — and unappreciated function of wealth in an industrial economy.

July 29, 1974

  1. HUNGER AND FREEDOM
    “Freedom is what the have—nots, have not.”

August 12, 1974

  1. CASHING IN ON HUNGER
    The campaign to push the U.S. into assuming the burden of feeding the whole world.

August 26, 1974

  1. THE LESSONS OF VIETNAM
    The worldwide bankruptcy of the political Right.
  2. THE LESSONS OF VIETNAM – Part II

September 23, 1974

  1. FROM “FUTURE FILE”
    Previously unpublished excerpts cut (for lack of space) from Ayn Rand’s earlier articles.

 

VOLUME IV

October 1975

  1. FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

November-December 1975

  1. A LAST SURVEY – Part I

January-February 1976

  1. A LAST SURVEY – Part II

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