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Ayn Rand at the Ford Hall Forum
From 1961 to 1981, Ayn Rand gave nineteen public lectures at Boston’s Form Hall Forum, offering her analysis of and insights on the major cultural and political trends of her day. In this live, six-part webinar, Onkar Ghate, Aaron Smith, and Ben Bayer will discuss highlights and major themes from those historic lectures, and the applicability of those themes to our world today. Each webinar in the series will include a Q&A period.

You are encouraged to listen to the recording of Rand’s speech (or, when possible, read the transcript) in advance of the webinar, as we will presuppose basic familiarity with it in our discussion.

Aug 8: “Apollo and Dionysus” and “The Anti-Industrial Revolution” (Aaron Smith and Onkar Ghate)

Aug 13: “Of Living Death” (Onkar Ghate and Ben Bayer)

Aug 15: “Global Balkanization” (Ben Bayer and Aaron Smith)

Aug 20: “Our Cultural Value Deprivation” (Aaron Smith and Onkar Ghate)

Aug 29: “A Nation’s Unity” (Onkar Ghate and Ben Bayer)

Sept 5: “Age of Mediocrity” and “The Fascist New Frontier” (Onkar Ghate and Greg Salmieri)

Recordings of the lectures are available at
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