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The Ayn Rand Letter - Contents by Issue Date

The Ayn Rand Letter was published monthly from October 1971 to February 1976. It was rather different in format from its predecessors (The Objectivist Newsletter and The Objectivist). It presented a single major article per issue, in the style of a typewritten letter. It was originally published fortnightly, but Rand's ill health caused the letter to become increasingly behind schedule, ultimately having issues dated for September 1974 but published in mid-1975. In 1975 the The Ayn Rand Letter officially went to a monthly schedule, promptly dropped to a bi-monthly schedule, and then ceased publication. Rand was the publisher, editor and the author of most of the articles, although Leonard Peikoff contributed some articles as well.

The table below lists every issue of The Ayn Rand Letter (chronologically), followed by the titles of any articles or other items from that issue (excepting articles carried over from previous issues), the author, and the issue in which the article ended (if the article is carried over). (For more details about how these listings are organized, read the notes.)

Contents of The Ayn Rand Letter (by issue date)
Issue Date (Volume:Number)
Title Author Multiple Issues? Reprint
October 11, 1971 (1:1)
Credibility and Polarization Rand, Ayn   
October 25, 1971 (1:2)
The Moratorium on Brains Rand, Ayn To November 8, 1971  
November 22, 1971 (1:4)
Don't Let It Go Rand, Ayn To December 6, 1971 PWNI, ARR
December 20, 1971 (1:6)
The Disfranchisement of the Right Rand, Ayn   
January 3, 1972 (1:7)
What Can One Do? Rand, Ayn  PWNI
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
January 17, 1972 (1:8)
The Stimulus ... Rand, Ayn To January 31, 1972 PWNI
February 14, 1972 (1:10)
... And the Response Rand, Ayn To February 28, 1972 PWNI
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
March 13, 1972 (1:12)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
Tax-Credits for Education Rand, Ayn  VOR
March 27, 1972 (1:13)
The Shanghai Gesture Rand, Ayn To April 24, 1972  
May 8, 1972 (1:16)
The Establishing of an Establishment Rand, Ayn To May 22, 1972PWNI
May 22, 1972 (1:17)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
June 5, 1972 (1:18)
"Fairness Doctrine" for Education Rand, Ayn To June 19, 1972PWNI
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
July 3, 1972 (1:20)
The Dead End Rand, Ayn   
July 17, 1972 (1:21)
Representation Without Authorization Rand, Ayn  VOR
July 31, 1972 (1:22)
A Preview Rand, Ayn To August 28, 1972  
August 14, 1972 (1:23)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
August 28, 1972 (1:24)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
September 11, 1972 (1:25)
An Open Letter to Boris Spassky Rand, Ayn  PWNI
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
September 25, 1972 (1:26)
How to Read (and Not to Write) Rand, Ayn  VOR
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
October 9, 1972 (2:1)
A Nation's Unity Rand, Ayn To November 6, 1972  
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
November 20, 1972 (2:4)
The American Spirit Rand, Ayn   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
December 4, 1972 (2:5)
Altruism, Pragmatism and Brutality Peikoff, Leonard To December 18, 1972OP
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
December 18, 1972 (2:6)
Postscript Rand, Ayn   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
January 1, 1973 (2:7)
To Dream the Non-Commercial Dream Rand, Ayn  VOR
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
January 15, 1973 (2:8)
Epitaph for a Culture Rand, Ayn  VOR
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
Author's Note Rand, Ayn   
January 29, 1973 (2:9)
An Untitled Letter Rand, Ayn To February 26, 1973 PWNI
February 12, 1973 (2:10)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
February 26, 1973 (2:11)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
March 12, 1973 (2:12)
The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made Rand, Ayn To March 26, 1973 PWNI
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
April 9, 1973 (2:14)
Brothers, You Asked For It! Rand, Ayn To April 23, 1973  
May 7, 1973 (2:16)
The Missing Link Rand, Ayn To May 21, 1973 PWNI
June 4, 1973 (2:18)
Selfishness Without a Self Rand, Ayn  PWNI
June 18, 1973 (2:19)
The Principals ... Rand, Ayn To July 2, 1973  
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
July 16, 1973 (2:21)
... And the Principles Rand, Ayn   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
July 30, 1973 (2:22)
Perry Mason Finally Loses Rand, Ayn   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
August 13, 1973 (2:23)
Censorship: Local and Express Rand, Ayn To September 10, 1973 PWNI
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
September 10, 1973 (2:25)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
September 24, 1973 (2:26)
Thought Control Rand, Ayn To October 22, 1973  
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
October 8, 1973 (3:1)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
October 22, 1973 (3:2)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
November 5, 1973 (3:3)
The Energy Crisis Rand, Ayn To November 19, 1973  
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
November 19, 1973 (3:4)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
December 3, 1973 (3:5)
America's Philosophic Origin Peikoff, Leonard To December 17, 1973 OP
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
December 17, 1973 (3:6)
Postscript Rand, Ayn   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
December 31, 1973 (3:7)
Philosophy: Who Needs It Rand, Ayn To January 14, 1974 PWNI
January 28, 1974 (3:9)
Philosophical Detection Rand, Ayn To February 11, 1974 PWNI
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
February 11, 1974 (3:10)
A Report Peikoff, Leonard   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
February 25, 1974 (3:11)
Ideas v. Goods Rand, Ayn   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
March 11, 1974 (3:12)
Moral Inflation Rand, Ayn To April 8, 1974 ARR
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
March 25, 1974 (3:13)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
April 8, 1974 (3:14)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
April 22, 1974 (3:15)
Ideas v. Men Rand, Ayn   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
May 6, 1974 (3:16)
Pragmatism Versus America Peikoff, Leonard To May 20, 1974 OP
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
May 20, 1974 (3:17)
Postscript Rand, Ayn   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
June 3, 1974 (3:18)
Egalitarianism and Inflation Rand, Ayn To July 1, 1974 PWNI
July 1, 1974 (3:20)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
July 15, 1974 (3:21)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
July 15, 1974 (3:21)
The Inverted Moral Priorities Rand, Ayn  VOR
July 29, 1974 (3:22)
Hunger and Freedom Rand, Ayn  VOR
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
August 12, 1974 (3:23)
Cashing in on Hunger Rand, Ayn   
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
August 26, 1974 (3:24)
The Lessons of Vietnam Rand, Ayn To September 9, 1974 VOR
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
September 23, 1974 (3:26)
From My "Future File" Rand, Ayn   
October 1975 (4:1)
From the Horse's Mouth Rand, Ayn  PWNI
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
November-December 1975 (4:2)
A Last Survey Rand, Ayn To January-February 1976  
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   
January-February 1976 (4:3)
Objectivist Calendar Weiss, Barbara   

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