Yet those who are loudest in proclaiming their desire to eliminate poverty are loudest in denouncing capitalism. It is thus that we encourage the spectacle of Algerian workers marching through the streets [in the Civil War] and shouting the demand: Without property rights, no other rights are possible.
Remember also that the smallest minority on earth is the individual.
Ayn Rand and the American Right,p. I shall choose friends among men, but neither slaves nor masters. It is now time for us to return to the selfish ideals of the past. Goddess of the Market: Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities and the smallest minority on earth is the individual.
The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. Never initiate the use of force against another man.
Men are free to cooperate or not, to deal with one another or not, as their own individual judgments, convictions and interests dictate. The reason, obviously, is that collectivist slogans serve as the rationalization for those who intend, not to follow the people, but to rule them. Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism.
Out of a lifetime of reading, I can recall no other book in which a tone of overriding arrogance was so implacably sustained.
Sometimes paraphrased as "You can ignore reality, but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality. But we, Equalityare glad to be living.
No revolution, no matter how justified, and no movement, no matter how popular, has ever succeeded without a political philosophy to guide it, to set its direction and goal. The answer is that even the humblest peasant or the lowest savage would rise in blind rebellion, were he to realize that he is being immolated, not to some incomprehensible noble purpose, but to plain, naked human evil.
And whoever places his highest conception above his own possibility thinks very little of himself and his life. Inthe French were shouting: The mainstream intellectuals are Dionysian. We have fought against saying it, but now it is said.
The men who attempt to survive, not by means of reason, but by means of force, are attempting to survive by the method of animals. Their place is taken by armed thugs: There were people of every age, creed, color, educational level and economic status.
A gun is not an argument.Born February 2,Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in Anthem followed in It was with the publication of The Fountainhead () and Atlas Shrugged () that she achieved her spectacular success. Rand’s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience.
The fundamentals of her. I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline. The shapes and the thought that made them. The sky .Download