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(PARC = Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics)Nathaniel Branden used Rand as his 'psychotherapist' for months on end in 1968, feeding her a web of lies about his feelings toward her and a younger woman with whom he had been having an affair. When Rand discovered this web of lies from her putative 'intellectual heir' pretending to be the epitome of Objectivist virtue, she flew into a rage and cast him out of the movement.In his subsequent 1989 memoir, 'Judgment Day,' Branden omitted all this crucial cont...
First the background. Ayn Rand (a personal hero of mine) carried on an affair with a married man half her age after she obtained permission to do so from both her husband and her lover’s spouse – bizarre, I know. After 14 years the affair ended and her lover, Nathanial Brandon wrote a tell-all and highly uncomplimentary book called My Years with Ayn Rand, and Brandon’s wife also wrote a rather disparaging book called The Passion of Ayn Rand.The Passion of Ayn Rands’ Critics is the response to th...
There are two parts to this book. The first part is a detailed analysis of what the Brandens wrote about Ayn Rand in their books, and the second is a look at what Ayn Rand wrote in her diaries about the Brandens. This book is an important answer to the Brandens' books, which are used to reinforce the opinions of those who already hate Ayn Rand.
An insightful analysis of the Branden's biographies and lenghtly passages from Rand's personal journals. It is fascinating to see her mind at work on a personal problem.
Judge, and prepare to be judged.