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The Objectivist Newsletter

The Objectivist Newsletter was published monthly from January 1962 to December 1965, when it was replaced by The Objectivist. (Basically the magazine just changed its name and format.) The newsletter was co-published by Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden.

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Contents of The Objectivist Newsletter (sortable)
Seq Exact Title Sorting Title Issue Date Author Dept. Vol. No. Reprint Note
1Choose Your Issues Choose Your Issues Jan 1962 Rand, Ayn CYP 0101  
2Excerpts from Ayn Rand's Lecture, "America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business" Excerpts from Ayn Rand's Lecture, America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business Jan 1962 Rand, Ayn   0101CUI  
3Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jan 1962 <unsigned> OC 0101  
4The Crisis Over Berlin Crisis Over Berlin Jan 1962 Greenspan, Alan   0101  
5An Excerpt from Nathaniel Branden's Forthcoming Book, Who is Ayn Rand? Excerpt from Nathaniel Branden's Forthcoming Book, Who is Ayn Rand? Jan 1962 Branden, Nathaniel   0101WIAR  
6Reason and Emotion Reason and Emotion Jan 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0101  
7Planned Chaos by Ludwig von Mises Planned Chaos by Ludwig von Mises Jan 1962 Branden, Barbara Books 0101  
8Antitrust: The Rule of Unreason Antitrust: The Rule of Unreason Feb 1962 Rand, Ayn CYP 0102VOR  
9Ethical Hedonism Ethical Hedonism Feb 1962 Peikoff, Leonard IAD 0102  
10Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Feb 1962 <unsigned> OC 0102  
11Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt Feb 1962 Hessen, Robert Books 0102  
12An Excerpt from Nathaniel Branden's Forthcoming Book, Who is Ayn Rand? Excerpt from Nathaniel Branden's Forthcoming Book, Who is Ayn Rand? Feb 1962 Branden, Nathaniel   0102  
13Individual Rights Versus Society Individual Rights Versus Society Feb 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0102  
14Property Rights Property Rights Feb 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0102  
15Have Gun, Will Nudge Have Gun, Will Nudge Mar 1962 Rand, Ayn CYP 0103  
16Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Mar 1962 <unsigned> OC 0103  
17Prosperity Through Freedom by Lawrence Fertig Prosperity Through Freedom by Lawrence Fertig Mar 1962 Efron, Edith Books 0103  
18The Psychological Meaning of Man's "Need" of Approval Psychological Meaning of Man's Need of Approval Mar 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0103  
19Capitalism and Religion Capitalism and Religion Mar 1962 Branden, Barbara IAD 0103  
20Leading a Rational Life in an Irrational Society Leading a Rational Life in an Irrational Society Apr 1962 Rand, Ayn IAD 0104VOS, ARR  
21Ten Thousand Commandments by Harold Fleming Ten Thousand Commandments by Harold Fleming Apr 1962 Rand, Ayn Books 0104  
22Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Apr 1962 <unsigned> OC 0104  
23Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution Apr 1962 Hessen, Robert   0104CUI  
24Counterfeit Individualism Counterfeit Individualism Apr 1962 Branden, Nathaniel   0104VOS  
25Who Will Protect Us from Our Protectors Who Will Protect Us from Our Protectors May 1962 Rand, Ayn CYP 0105  
26Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar May 1962 <unsigned> OC 0105  
27The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Ludwig von Mises Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Ludwig von Mises May 1962 Efron, Edith Books 0105  
28The "First Cause" Argument First Cause Argument May 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0105  
29The National Interest, c'est moi National Interest, c'est moi Jun 1962 Rand, Ayn CYP 0106  
30Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jun 1962 <unsigned> OC 0106  
31Monopolies and Laissez-faire Capitalism Monopolies and Laissez-faire Capitalism Jun 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0106CUI  
32Doctors and the Police State Doctors and the Police State Jun 1962 Peikoff, Leonard   0106 *
33Account Overdrawn Account Overdrawn Jul 1962 Rand, Ayn   0107  
34Doesn't Life Require Compromise? Doesn't Life Require Compromise? Jul 1962 Rand, Ayn IAD 0107VOS  
35Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jul 1962 <unsigned> OC 0107  
36The Decline of American Liberalism by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr. The Decline of American Liberalism by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr. Jul 1962 Hessen, Robert Books 0107  
37Benevolence Versus Altruism Benevolence Versus Altruism Jul 1962 Branden, Nathaniel   0107  
38Introducing Objectivism Introducing Objectivism Aug 1962 Rand, Ayn   0108ARC  
39The "Conflicts" of Men's Interests Conflicts of Men's Interests Aug 1962 Rand, Ayn CYP 0108VOS  
40The New Enemies of "The Untouchables" New Enemies of The Untouchables Aug 1962 Rand, Ayn   0108ARC  
41Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Aug 1962 <unsigned> OC 0108  
42Depressions and Laissez-faire Capitalism Depressions and Laissez-faire Capitalism Aug 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0108CUI  
43The Pull Peddlers Pull Peddlers Sep 1962 Rand, Ayn CYP 0109CUI, VOR  
44Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Sep 1962 <unsigned> OC 0109  
45Isn't Everyone Selfish? Isn't Everyone Selfish? Sep 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0109VOS  
46Planning for Freedom by Ludwig von Mises Planning for Freedom by Ludwig von Mises Sep 1962 Branden, Nathaniel Books 0109  
47Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo Oct 1962 Rand, Ayn Books 0110ARC  
48The Girl Hunters by Mickey Spillane Girl Hunters by Mickey Spillane Oct 1962 Rand, Ayn Books 0110ARC  
49Through Your Most Grievous Fault Through Your Most Grievous Fault Oct 1962 Rand, Ayn   0110ARC  
50To Young Scientists To Young Scientists Oct 1962 Rand, Ayn CYP 0110VOR  
51War and Peace War and Peace Oct 1962 Rand, Ayn   0110ARC  
52Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Oct 1962 <unsigned> OC 0110  
53Does Man Possess Instincts? Does Man Possess Instincts? Oct 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0110  
54The Esthetic Vacuum of Our Age Esthetic Vacuum of Our Age Nov 1962 Rand, Ayn   0111RM  
55Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Nov 1962 <unsigned> OC 0111  
56Women and the Industrial Revolution Women and the Industrial Revolution Nov 1962 Hessen, Robert   0111CUI  
57East Minus West = Zero by Werner Keller East Minus West = Zero by Werner Keller Nov 1962 Efron, Edith Books 0111  
58Social Metaphysics Social Metaphysics Nov 1962 Branden, Nathaniel   0111  
59The Monument Builders Monument Builders Dec 1962 Rand, Ayn CYP 0112VOS  
60Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Dec 1962 <unsigned> OC 0112  
61The Obligations of Parents and Children Obligations of Parents and Children Dec 1962 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0112  
62The Roosevelt Myth by John T. Flynn Roosevelt Myth by John T. Flynn Dec 1962 Branden, Barbara Books 0112  
63Collectivized Ethics Collectivized Ethics Jan 1963 Rand, Ayn CYP 0201VOS  
64Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jan 1963 <unsigned> OC 0201  
65Are Certain Things Unknowable? Are Certain Things Unknowable? Jan 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0201  
66Capital Punishment Capital Punishment Jan 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0201  
67The Stolen Concept Stolen Concept Jan 1963 Branden, Nathaniel   0201  
68What Is the Purpose of a Definition What Is the Purpose of a Definition Jan 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0201  
69The Ethics of Emergencies Ethics of Emergencies Feb 1963 Rand, Ayn CYP 0202VOS *
70Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Feb 1963 <unsigned> OC 0202  
71Reason and Analysis by Brand Blanshard Reason and Analysis by Brand Blanshard Feb 1963 Branden, Nathaniel Books 0202  
72How Not to Fight Against Socialized Medicine How Not to Fight Against Socialized Medicine Mar 1963 Rand, Ayn   0203VOR  
73Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Mar 1963 <unsigned> OC 0203  
74Mental Health Versus Mysticism and Self-Sacrifice Mental Health Versus Mysticism and Self-Sacrifice Mar 1963 Branden, Nathaniel   0203VOS  
75Man's Rights Man's Rights Apr 1963 Rand, Ayn CYP 0204VOS, CUI, ARR  
76Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Apr 1963 <unsigned> OC 0204  
77Agnosticism Agnosticism Apr 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0204  
78Aristotle by John Herman Randall, Jr. Aristotle by John Herman Randall, Jr. May 1963 Rand, Ayn Books 0205VOR  
79Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar May 1963 <unsigned> OC 0205  
80The Contradiction of Determinism Contradiction of Determinism May 1963 Branden, Nathaniel   0205  
81Collectivized "Rights" Collectivized Rights Jun 1963 Rand, Ayn CYP 0206VOS, ARR  
82Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jun 1963 <unsigned> OC 0206  
83Inherited Wealth Inherited Wealth Jun 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0206CUI  
84Public Education Public Education Jun 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0206CUI  
85"Right-to-work" Laws Right-to-work Laws Jun 1963 Branden, Barbara IAD 0206  
86Vast Quicksands Vast Quicksands Jul 1963 Rand, Ayn CYP 0207  
87Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jul 1963 <unsigned> OC 0207  
88The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan Jul 1963 Efron, Edith Books 0207  
89Demonstration and Irrationality Demonstration and Irrationality Jul 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0207  
90The Language of Dissent by Lowell B. Mason Language of Dissent by Lowell B. Mason Aug 1963 Rand, Ayn Books 0208  
91Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Aug 1963 <unsigned> OC 0208  
92The Assault on Integrity Assault on Integrity Aug 1963 Greenspan, Alan   0208CUI  
93The Divine Right of Stagnation Divine Right of Stagnation Aug 1963 Branden, Nathaniel   0208VOS  
94Racism Racism Sep 1963 Rand, Ayn CYP 0209VOS, ROP  
95Human Action by Ludwig von Mises Human Action by Ludwig von Mises Sep 1963 Branden, Nathaniel Books 0209  
96Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Sep 1963 Branden, Barbara OC 0209  
97A Suggestion Suggestion Oct 1963 Rand, Ayn   0210  
98The Goal of My Writing Goal of My Writing Oct 1963 Rand, Ayn CYP 0210RM, ARR  
99The Psychological Appeal of Altruism Psychological Appeal of Altruism Oct 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0210  
100Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Oct 1963 Branden, Barbara OC 0210  
101Ta Ta, Tan Tan by Valentin Chu Ta Ta, Tan Tan by Valentin Chu Nov 1963 Hessen, Robert Books 0211  
102Capitalism's Practicality Capitalism's Practicality Nov 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0211CUI  
103Labor Unions and the Standard of Living Labor Unions and the Standard of Living Nov 1963 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0211CUI  
104Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Nov 1963 Branden, Barbara OC 0211  
105The Nature of Government Nature of Government Dec 1963 Rand, Ayn CYP 0212VOS, CUI *
106A Report to Our Readers Report to Our Readers Dec 1963 Branden, Nathaniel   0212  
107Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Dec 1963 Branden, Barbara OC 0212  
108The Anatomy of Compromise Anatomy of Compromise Jan 1964 Rand, Ayn CYP 0301CUI  
109Roosevelt's Road to Russia by George N. Crocker Roosevelt's Road to Russia by George N. Crocker Jan 1964 Hessen, Beatrice Books 0301  
110The Objectivist Concept of Free Will Versus the Traditional Concepts Objectivist Concept of Free Will Versus the Traditional Concepts Jan 1964 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0301  
111Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jan 1964 Branden, Barbara OC 0301  
112Government Financing in a Free Society Government Financing in a Free Society Feb 1964 Rand, Ayn IAD 0302VOS  
113A "Thank You" Note Thank You Note Feb 1964 Branden, Nathaniel   0302  
114The Psychology of Pleasure Psychology of Pleasure Feb 1964 Branden, Nathaniel   0302VOS  
115Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Feb 1964 Branden, Barbara OC 0302  
116How to Judge a Political Candidate How to Judge a Political Candidate Mar 1964 Rand, Ayn CYP 0303  
117Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Mar 1964 Branden, Barbara OC 0303  
118The Tyranny of Testing by Banesh Hoffman Tyranny of Testing by Banesh Hoffman Mar 1964 Blumenthal, Joan Books 0303  
119The Property Status of Airwaves Property Status of Airwaves Apr 1964 Rand, Ayn CYP 0304CUI  
120Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Apr 1964 <unsigned> OC 0304  
121The Moral Meaning of Risking One's Life Moral Meaning of Risking One's Life Apr 1964 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0304  
122The Psychological Primacy of the Choice to Think Psychological Primacy of the Choice to Think Apr 1964 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0304  
123Patents and Copyrights Patents and Copyrights May 1964 Rand, Ayn IAD 0305CUI  
124Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar May 1964 <unsigned> OC 0305  
125The Greatest Plot in History by Ralph de Toledano Greatest Plot in History by Ralph de Toledano May 1964 Efron, Edith Books 0305  
126Pseudo Self-Esteem Part 1 Pseudo Self-Esteem May 1964 Branden, Nathaniel   0305  
127The Cult of Moral Grayness The Cult of Moral Grayness Jun 1964 Rand, Ayn CYP 0306VOS  
128Pseudo Self-Esteem Part 2 Pseudo Self-Esteem Jun 1964 Branden, Nathaniel   0306  
129Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jun 1964 <unsigned> OC 0306  
130The Argument from Intimidation Argument from Intimidation Jul 1964 Rand, Ayn CYP 0307VOS  
131Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jul 1964 <unsigned> OC 0307  
132Social Metaphysical Fear Social Metaphysical Fear Jul 1964 Branden, Nathaniel   0307  
133Is Atlas Shrugging? Is Atlas Shrugging? Aug 1964 Rand, Ayn CYP 0308CUI  
134Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Aug 1964 <unsigned> OC 0308  
135"Extremism" or The Art of Smearing Extremism or The Art of Smearing Sep 1964 Rand, Ayn CYP 0309CUI  
136A History of Western Philosophy by W.T. Jones History of Western Philosophy by W.T. Jones Sep 1964 Peikoff, Leonard Books 0309 *
137Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Sep 1964 <unsigned> OC 0309  
138Book Report Book Report Oct 1964 Rand, Ayn Books 0310  
139Special Note Special Note Oct 1964 Rand, Ayn   0310  
140The God of the Machine by Isabel Paterson God of the Machine by Isabel Paterson Oct 1964 Rand, Ayn Books 0310  
141Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Oct 1964 <unsigned> OC 0310  
142Psycho-Epistemology Part 1 Psycho-Epistemology Oct 1964 Branden, Nathaniel   0310  
143Psycho-Epistemology Part 2 Psycho-Epistemology Nov 1964 Branden, Nathaniel   0311  
144A "Thank You" Note Thank You Note Nov 1964 Rand, Ayn   0311  
145Introduction to The Virtue of Selfishness Introduction to The Virtue of Selfishness Nov 1964 Rand, Ayn CYP 0311VOS, ARR  
146Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Nov 1964 <unsigned> OC 0311  
147It Is Earlier Than You Think It Is Earlier Than You Think Dec 1964 Rand, Ayn CYP 0312  
148Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Dec 1964 <unsigned> OC 0312  
149A Report to Our Readers – 1964 Report to Our Readers – 1964 Dec 1964 Branden, Nathaniel   0312  
150Bootleg Romanticism Bootleg Romanticism Jan 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0401RM  
151Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jan 1965 <unsigned> OC 0401  
152Who Is the Final Authority in Ethics? Who Is the Final Authority in Ethics? Feb 1965 Rand, Ayn IAD 0402VOR  
153Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Feb 1965 <unsigned> OC 0402  
154Rogues' Gallery Part 1 Rogues' Gallery Feb 1965 Branden, Nathaniel   0402  
155Art and Moral Treason Art and Moral Treason Mar 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0403RM  
156Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Mar 1965 Branden, Barbara OC 0403  
157Rogues' Gallery Part 2 Rogues' Gallery Mar 1965 Branden, Nathaniel   0403  
158The Psycho-Epistemology of Art Psycho-Epistemology of Art Apr 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0404RM  
159Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Apr 1965 <unsigned> OC 0404  
160A Message to Our Readers Message to Our Readers Apr 1965 Branden, Nathaniel   0404  
161The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus New Fascism: Rule by Consensus May 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0405CUI  
162Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar May 1965 <unsigned> OC 0405  
163Economics and the Public Welfare: Financial and Economic History of the United States, 1914-1946 by Benjamin M. Anderson Economics and the Public Welfare: Financial and Economic History of the United States, 1914-1946 by Benjamin M. Anderson May 1965 Anderson, Martin Books 0405  
164From the "Horror File" From the Horror File Jun 1965 <unsigned> Horror 0406  
165Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jun 1965 Branden, Barbara OC 0406  
166The Cashing-in: The Student "Rebellion" Part 1 Cashing-in: The Student Rebellion Jul 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0407CUI, TNL, ROP  
167Alienation Part 1 Alienation Jul 1965 Branden, Nathaniel   0407CUI *
168Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Jul 1965 Branden, Barbara OC 0407  
169The Cashing-in: The Student "Rebellion" Part 2 Cashing-in: The Student Rebellion Aug 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0408CUI, TNL, ROP  
170Alienation Part 2 Alienation Aug 1965 Branden, Nathaniel   0408CUI *
171From the "Horror File" From the Horror File Aug 1965 <unsigned> Horror 0408  
172Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Aug 1965 <unsigned> OC 0408  
173The Cashing-in: The Student "Rebellion" Part 3 Cashing-in: The Student Rebellion Sep 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0409CUI, TNL, ROP  
174Alienation Part 3 Alienation Sep 1965 Branden, Nathaniel   0409CUI *
175From the "Horror File" From the Horror File Sep 1965 <unsigned> Horror 0409  
178Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Sep 1965 <unsigned> OC 0409  
179The Obliteration of Capitalism Obliteration of Capitalism Oct 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0410CUI  
180Announcing: The Objectivist Announcing: The Objectivist Oct 1965 <unsigned>   0410  
181Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Oct 1965 <unsigned> OC 0410  
182The Democrat's Dilemma by Philip M. Crane Democrat's Dilemma by Philip M. Crane Oct 1965 Meltzer, Joan Books 0410  
183What Is Capitalism? Part 1What Is Capitalism? Nov 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0411CUI, ARR *
184Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Nov 1965 <unsigned> OC 0411  
185What Is Psychological Maturity? What Is Psychological Maturity? Nov 1965 Branden, Nathaniel IAD 0411  
186What Is Capitalism? Part 2 What Is Capitalism? Dec 1965 Rand, Ayn CYP 0412CUI, ARR *
187A Recommendation Recommendation Dec 1965 Rand, Ayn   0412  
188Objectivist Calendar Objectivist Calendar Dec 1965 <unsigned> OC 0412  
189A Report to Our Readers – 1965 Report to Our Readers – 1965 Dec 1965 Branden, Nathaniel   0412  

* "Doctors and the Police State" was published as a "Special Supplement" to the June 1962 issue.

* "The Ethics of Emergencies" is also reprinted in Reason and Responsibility: Readings in Some Basic Problems of Philosophy, edited by Joel Feinberg.

* "The Nature of Government" is also reprinted in The Market Economy: A Reader, edited by James L. Doti and Dwight R. Lee.

* The September 1964 "Books" department included reviews of three different books in one article. Only the title of the first is listed here.

* All three parts of "Alienation" are also reprinted in The Disowned Self by Nathaniel Branden.

* Both parts of "What Is Capitalism?" are also reprinted in The Capitalist Reader, edited by Lawrence S. Stepelevich.


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