The site checkingpremises.org has posted Ayn Rand’s essay “To Whom It May Concern” — originally published in The Objectivist, September 15, 1968 — online. The essay begins:
This is to inform my readers and all those interested in Objectivism that Nathaniel Branden and Barbara Branden are no longer associated with this magazine, with me or with my philosophy.
I have permanently broken all personal, professional and business association with them, and have withdrawn from them the permission to use my name in connection with their commercial, professional, intellectual or other activities.
I hereby withdraw my endorsement of them and of their future works and activities. I repudiate both of them, totally and permanently, as spokesmen for me or for Objectivism.
The reasons are as follows.