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.