In this episode, Brandon Lisi reads aloud his article, “Rand and Oppenheimer: The Atomic Bomb Movie that Wasn’t.” In that essay, he tells the story of Rand’s work on “Top Secret,” a movie about the invention of atomic bomb. Lisi explains Rand’s perspective on the significance of such a movie as well as her intense research on the subject, including two interviews with J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who served as scientific director of the Los Alamos Laboratory. Lisi’s article was originally was originally published in New Ideal, the Ayn Rand Institute’s journal, on August 2, 2023.
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