36 East 36th Street
New York 16, New York
September 21, 1963
The enclosed material will give you the information which you requested. It covers the questions of: the sales of my books—the facts about Nathaniel Branden Institute—the schedule of events at Lewis & Clark College [where AR received an honorary doctorate on October 1, 1963]—the list of the universities where I have lectured.
Most of these lectures are reprinted in the pamphlets which I gave you when I saw you here. You will find on the back of each pamphlet’s front cover the names of the universities where that particular lecture was given.
Under separate cover, I am sending you ten copies of The Fascist New Frontier.
In regard to your question about the comparison between the political views of the faculties and students: I asked this question in almost every university where I appeared and I was told invariably that the faculty is more “liberal” in its political views than the student body; the student body is moving in the direction of free enterprise.
You ask me to define my political position. I call myself “a radical for capitalism” or an advocate of laissez-faire capitalism (I am not a “conservative,” and have so stated in speaking and in writing on innumerable occasions).
I appreciate very much the fact that you want to write a column about me.
With best wishes from both of us,
P.S. As to the copies of the National Review containing Russell Kirk’s attack on me and containing the article which classified Reinhold Niebuhr as a “conservative”, neither I nor the Branden office have kept any copies of it. If you are curious, you can probably obtain them from the National Review.