February 2, 2006
Marsha Familaro Enright
Educator, psychotherapist and writer
in a lively conversation
as part of Ayn Rand 101
On Planning an Objectivist
Marsha Familaro Enright, has been an educator, psychotherapist and writer for many years. She's co-founder and president of the 16 year old
Council Oak Montessori Elementary
School. She runs a seminar for adults, Ayn Rand's
Vision, through The Fountainhead
She taught Ayn Rand's theory of politics for the Free Market Society of Chicago and was a board member to its successor organization, The Henry Hazlitt Institute, which produced
Free-Market.Net (now run by the International Society for Individual Liberty).
She's spoken at The Objectivist Center Summer Seminar for over 10 years. She was a curriculum developer and teacher for
Camp Indecon, a summer camp aimed at communicating the fundamentals of a rational and practical, reality-based philosophy to children aged 9-16.
In 1987 she founded one of the oldest Objectivist salons, The
New Intellectual Forum, in Chicago. It's still active.
Among her published research articles examining issues of Objectivism in relation to developmental psychology and neuropsychology
is If Emotions Aren't Tools of Cognition... What Are They? An Exploration of the Relation Between Emotion and
Reason. It's in the Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.
She's currently developing a new college, the College
of the United States, to be informed by Objectivism, the Montessori Method and Classical Liberalism.