Education: Down with Altruism

Against tough competition, a square, greying woman stepped to the stage in the Yale Law School auditorium one night last week. In the hockey rink there was a lively game with Brown University; in Woolsey Hall there was a concert by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Elsewhere on the campus there were three other guest orators, including Roman Catholic Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, who drew a full house at Yale Divinity School. But the opposition hardly fazed Novelist Ayn Rand, 55 (The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged}, who considers herself the "most creative" philosopher alive today.

Her 600 listeners made the biggest audience ever...

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