To Airman First Class Victor Hugo, a fan [Letter 216]

Item Reference Code: 036_01C_009_001

Date(s) of creation

May 24, 1946


Victor Hugo


May 24, 1946

Victor Hugo, S 1/c ARM
Box 24, USNAS
Banana River, Florida

Dear Mr. Hugo:

Thank you for your nice letter.

No, I don’t feel insulted that you say that you regard THE FOUNTAINHEAD “in the nature of a psychiatric treatment”. It was intended as that—or rather as a philosophical treatment. Philosophy is the only basis on which psychiatry can rest.

If my book has helped you to gain confidence in yourself, that is one of the best reactions I could have from a reader.

I am enclosing a printed letter which I think might interest you.



Ayn Rand