PLAIN TALK: AN Anthology from the Leading Anti-Communist Magazine of the 40′s

“The principle of free speech requires that we do not use police force to prohibit the Communists the expression of their ideas–which means that we do not pass laws forbidding them to speak. But the principle of free speech does not require that we furnish the Communists with the means to preach their ideas, and it does not imply that we owe them jobs and support to advocate our own destruction at our own expense” (Ayn Rand, Screen Guide for Americans, 1946). [Perinn D10] Rand’s “Screen Guide for Americans”, written shortly after The Fountainhead had become a national bestseller, foreshadows her moral concept of the “sanction of the victim”, which she’d later develop in detail in Atlas Shrugged. Among other celebrated pieces, the anthology includes Margaret Mitchell’s “On Gone with the Wind“, Von Mises’ “The Philosophy of the Pseudo-Progressives”, Henry Hazlitt’s “Why Is a Dark Horse?”, as well as John Chaimberlain, Ralph de Toledano and Isaac Don Levine, its editor. Presented is a lovely first edition copy, very near fine in a bright jacket with only minor wear, protected in mylar. Book #N3001. $18

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ByAyn Rand; Isaac Don Levine (Ed.)
PublishedNEW ROCHELLE, NY: Arlington House, (1979)