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Ayn Rand Interviewed by Phil Donahue

I just watched these interviews which I found quite entertaining and decided to share them. A wide range of issues are discussed including the free market, monopolies, atheism, the non-aggression principle, morals, individuality, welfare, the Middle East, oil, and there is even a question about The Illuminati!

Ayn Rand on Phil Donahue Show 1979


http://youtu.be/vpPwJq9ybcE

A rare public appearance by Ayn Rand in the 1970's. She's in her 70's in this video and her first public appearance since husband Frank O'Connor's death.


http://youtu.be/1ZqKpfVW0i0

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Séamusín's picture

Shes only a full genious

If you think people wanting to help other people is the reason we have suffering in this world

Séamusín

"If you think people wanting

"If you think people wanting to help other people is the reason we have suffering in this world"

A comment like this is the result of a person unable to comprehend what they read or that they've been told by another that this is what AR stands for.

Show me where AR says this?

You've misrepresented her position.

You've misrepresented her position as a strawman. Please rewatch this portion @8:15 of the second video if you are interested in her actual position on altruism:

http://youtu.be/1ZqKpfVW0i0?t=8m15s

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a theory of objective values

is incompatible with libertarianism

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

yep

the question is, which half is which?

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

Thank you

for posting these. They were very enlightening. I've read Anthem and The Fountainhead, and read some of her writings on Objectivism, but I've never seen her speak. It was a great pleasure and I don't know why I never looked her up on youtube. She was a big influence on me when I was 16, and now she is probably moving about within my subconscious when I make decisions. hah

-Matthew Good