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Barbara Branden

Barbara Branden (1929-2013) was a Canadian writer and lecturer on effective thinking, who earned her MA in philosophy from New York University. Under the guidance of Sidney Hook, an American philosopher, Branden authored a thesis on free will. She is well known for her complicated relationship with Russian-American novelist Ayn Rand, which was an influence for her two biographies on Rand, Who Is Ayn Rand? and The Passion of Ayn Rand . During her lifetime she was the managing editor of The...See more