Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ayn Rand With Phil Donahue-1970's

If you're a SPIDER-MAN fan, then you should be aware that all of Spidey's earliest adventures were colored by creator Steve Ditko's growing interests in the Objectivist philosophies of writer/philosopher Ayn Rand. Here, much missed civil talk show host Phil Donahue has Ms. Rand for a feisty, grumpy interview, perhaps her last on television. It's a bizarre and fascinating piece as the author proceeds to tell the acolytes in the audience that they don't understand her at all, dammit! Follow to part 2 and beyond at the end if interested. The whole thing will give you some idea of the A is A philosophy which Ditko has allowed to color his life and works for so many years now.


  1. Interesting lady and definitely worth watching. Thanks for posting.

  2. This was quite interesting! Thanks!