Letter 067, pg. 3
you were in your radio speech—nobody will trust us or follow us. Besides, take this much from an author: people would rather read twenty pages that give them some meat and hold their interest than ten pages of boiled down generalities that bore them.
Please don’t be angry at me for this criticism—and don’t tell me that I am “talking to you like to one of the masses”, as you snapped at me once. I think you know all this. I think also that you must have some “appeasers” on your board—all organizations of our side have them—and these arguments are intended for your use against them.
I shall type the outline of the organization set-up, which we discussed, this week-end and airmail it to you immediately. I am moving on Thursday evening. My new address will be:
139 East 35th Street
New York City
I don’t know yet what my new telephone number will be, but if you should want to reach me before I send it to you, the operator will give you the new number when you call the old one.
Please let me know what you think of my version of the booklet as soon as you find time. I shall be most anxious to hear it.
My best regards,
On September 26, Emery responded that he had received her letter and turned it over to his colleague John Pratt. The only other reference in the Archives to Rand’s letter is Emery’s undated apology for not answering—“but I will.”