• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:23    |    
  • 01:14    |    
    What is the definition of objectivism?
  • 02:28    |    
    Isn't objectivity subjective?
  • 04:34    |    
    Are you suggesting that there are absolute truths?
  • 06:7.5    |    
    Isn't it easier for a student to accept dogmatic knowledge?
  • 07:39    |    
    Did the Ayn Rand movement ever have political success? Did it serve for the basis of the Libertarian movement?
  • 10:19.5    |    
    What is the purpose of the Atlas Society?
  • 12:20    |    
    Why has the Libertarian movement not been politically successful in the United States?
  • 15:16    |    
    Wouldn't this movement be more successful if it starts at the state level?
  • 18:18    |    
    Isn't free trade the most significant event that Libertarianism has promoted?
  • 20:23    |    
    What is your personal opinion about US ambassador Hamilton's comment about free trade?
  • 21:49    |    
    Does European integration mean a common political view? What do you think about the European constitution?
  • 24:44    |    
    How do you promote Libertarianism in a Latin American country? What is your opinion about the "flight of responsibility"?
  • 28:08    |    
    Why do Guatemalans are affraid "to color outside the lines"? How con you change the attitudes of a traditional culture?
  • 32:06    |    
    What is your opinion about that the Spanish Language doesn't have a word for the term "Accountability"?
  • 33:13    |    
    Why did Rand stop writing fiction in 1957?
  • 35:34    |    
    What is the moral attitude of the Capitalist manifesto?
  • 36:56    |    
    Why is there a controversy in the educational system about teaching n Atlas Shrugged?
  • 39:31    |    
    Comment: comparison between Rand and Guevara
  • 40:48    |    
    What themes about Atlas Shrugged would you like to discuss?
  • 45:02    |    
    Why have many Capitalists entrepreneurs become altruists?
  • 48:00    |    
    Aren't capitalists feeling guilty anymore? Can philantrophism be considered as an investment?
  • 52:24    |    
    What is your opinion about political inventions like n excess and n windfall profits?
  • 55:10    |    
    Is there going to be a movie about n Atlas Shrugged?
  • 56:33    |    
    What would be Rand's opinion about the philosophical integrity of Hollywood?
  • 59:28    |    
    How are the actors reacting to the philosophy of Ayn Rand?
  • 01:01:48    |    
    What movies have been recognized for their statements rather than entertainment?
  • 01:04:40    |    
    Final words
  • 01:05:16    |    
    Final credits

Interview with David Kelley by Carlisle Johnson

New Media  | 18 de octubre de 2007  | Vistas: 1504

About this video

Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged created a new philosophical movement called objectivism, which can be described as the pursuit of self interest and the basis of altruism.  Her fiction works, rather than her political treaties, have influenced the Libertarian movement in the United States. This movement hasn't had much political success but has been successful in promoting Libertarian reforms like free trade agreements. Traditional culture and government interventionism has prevented the surge of individual responsibility and Libertarian movements in Guatemala.


Interview with David Kelley by Carlisle Johnson
David Kelley

Special Collections Room
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, October 18, 2007

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, October 2007
Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; content reviser: Katty Schellenger; publication: Pedro David España


David Kelley is the founder and Senior Fellow of the Atlas…