In March 1974, Ayn Rand faced the improbable task of lecturing on the
crucial importance of philosophy—to the graduating class of West Point.
Ayn Rand succeeded magnificently: she attracted three times the expected
attendance, she elicited an enthusiastic ovation, and her lecture was
reprinted in a new philosophy textbook published by the U.S. Military
Listen to Ayn Rand’s brilliant West point lecture online for free at the ARI site.
Michelle Obama will address West Point graduates today. How do you think their speeches will differ?