Barbara Branden (née Weidman; 14 May 1929 – 11 December 2013) was a Canadian writer, editor and lecturer, known for her relationship and subsequent break with novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand.
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Includes reviewer comments of The Passion of Ayn Rand, among them George Gilder, Peter Brimelow and Roy Childs
Posthumously maintained site, including information about Branden's life, writings, projects and Nathaniel's and her responses to Ayn Rand's Oct 1968 article about them
Biographical profile including some photographs
Includes picture and biography (from Laissez Faire Books)
In two parts; topics range from David Kelley, objectivisim, Ayn Rand, his memoir Judgment Day, Barbara Branden, Leonard Peikoff, homosexuality, self-esteem and more
Lengthy autobiographical essay, focusing on Rothbard, libertarianism and the LP; reprinted in Walter Block's I Chose Liberty (2010)
Topics discussed range from her move from Los Angeles to Winnipeg and then to New Mexico, how she stopped smoking and the Showtime movie made from her book, including her impressions of Helen Mirren as Ayn Rand and Peter Fonda as Frank O'Connor
Branden answers questions about New Zealand, the 11 Sep 2001 attacks, Ayn Rand, objectivism and factionalism within the objectivist movement
Contents: Prologue - We The Living - The Fountainhead - Atlas Shrugged - Denouement - Epilogue; basis for the 1999 film starring Helen Mirren
Ten lecture audio course, partial contents: Focusing and Problem Solving - Automatic Mind Functions - Conceptual Level of Consciousness - Emotions as Tools of Cognition - Common Aberrations in Thinking - The Fallacy of the Stolen Concept
- ISBN 1579704867: CD-ROM, Audio-Forum, 2007
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