Philosophy: Who Needs It by aynrandinstitute published on 2013-11-27T05:49:54Z By Ayn Rand In March 1974, Ayn Rand faced the improbable task of lecturing on the crucial importance of philosophy—to the graduating class of West Point. She succeeded magnificently: she attracted three times the expected attendance, she elicited an enthusiastic ovation, and her lecture was reprinted in a new philosophy textbook published by the U.S. Military Academy. Relive this memorable occasion, and rediscover the irresistible intellectual power of Ayn Rand. This recording can also be purchased as a downloadable MP3 from the Ayn Rand Institute eStore. © Ayn Rand Institute. All rights reserved. Reproduction or linking is prohibited.