February 7, 2008 – Ayn Rand’s 103rd Birthday

February 7, 2008

A special celebration of the 103rd Birthday of Ayn Rand


Glenn Cripe
Director, The Language of Liberty Institute

Ayn Rand in the Old Russia,
and the New

Glenn Cripe, director of the Language of Liberty Institute, will tell of Ayn Rand’s life before she emigrated to the U.S.
He’ll show photos of her childhood home in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the pharmacy her father owned.

He’ll explain how Ayn Rand has returned to her native country, in her native language, in books he helped translate, print and distribute with his organization, aynrand.ru.

Learn of Objectivists, libertarians and freedom fighters he’s met long the way. He’ll tell of the English-language camps he conducts in Russia and Eastern Europe. There he teaches entrepreneurship and free-market capitalism.

  • A report by Susan Rowe on when to expect an Atlas Shrugged movie. Rowe has discussed the matter with John Aglialoro, CEO of Cybex International, who owns the movie rights to Rand’s novel.
  • Videotaped remarks on the anniversary of the publication of Atlas Shrugged byBarbara Branden, who was Ayn Rand’s intimate friend and colleague for eighteen years. (Branden, who had planned to be present, hopes to speak at a future Junto.)
  • video interview of Ayn Rand.
  • Ayn Rand’s message to Republican candidates, from about 1960.
  • birthday cake celebrating this remarkable woman and the 50th anniversary of her novel, Atlas Shrugged.
  • A selection of Ayn Rand’s favorite music.
  • This month’s special celebration will begin at 7. Please come promptly.
  • Please note: Junto is not the usual sort of meeting with a long speech followed by Q & A. Invited speakers give a short presentation, and then are challenged to defend their assertions. Discussions are intense, but polite.

General Society Library
20 West 44th St.
Between 5th & 6th avenues, near Grand Central Terminal

Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central – 42nd St.,
B, D, F, V to 42nd St. – Sixth Ave., or
1, 2, 3, 9, N, Q, R, S, or W to Times Square – 42nd St.


Admission is free, and no reservation is necessary.

Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism — the philosophy of Ayn Rand — and investing.

Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer, publisher (with Laurel Kenner) of Daily Speculations.

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