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July 1996

John Hospers on His Friendship with Ayn Rand

John Hospers talks about his friendship with Ayn Rand at an International Society of Individual Liberty event in 1996. He talks about her mannerisms and aesthetic tastes, her writing style, the kinds of people she surrounded herself with, and memorable conversations they shared regarding philosophy.

John Hospers was professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Southern California. He was also the first Libertarian Party Presidential candidate in 1972.

Watch Part 2 of this talk, featuring Barbara Branden, here.