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Nathaniel Branden Obituary


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In what became known as the “Objecti-schism”, in 1968 Branden was effectively kicked out of his own institute, while, in vengeful fury, Rand wrote an open letter in The Objectivist accusing him of “moral failures” and unspecified crimes against Objectivity.

Sounds like he had trouble mastering his own philosophy.

Branden also pioneered Objectivist psychotherapy, an alternative approach to healing which involved the rational mastery of emotions. But by 1964 he was having trouble controlling his own feelings,

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