Nathaniel Branden died December 3rd 2014. The picture above features Nathaniel, myself, and my now wife (then girlfriend) at his home in California, December 2012. Nathaniel was a personal hero of mine.
He is featured on the header of Declarationism.com for his contributions in psychology and political philosophy (specifically their connection).
My wife and I spent an entire afternoon in his home with him. I spoke with him about his work and how thankful I was that he had created it. Most of what we spoke of related to the two books I had with me of his, The Art of Living Consciously and The Psychology of Romantic Love.
He autographed the books, pictured below.
He was at first hesitant to sign the books due to the illegibility of his hand writing (a symptom of his deteriorating health). My response was approximately,
Whether or not anyone else knows you have signed the books is unimportant to me. What matters is that I will know…