This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...l men and only to a free society. In a free society, one does not have to deal with those who are irrational. One is free to avoid them.

In a nonfree society, no pursuit of any int
erests is possible to anyone; nothing is possible but gradual and general destruction.


(August 1962)

5. Isn’t Everyone Selfish?

by Nathaniel Br
anden


Some variety of this question is often raised as an objection to those who advocate an ethics of rational self-interest. For example, it is sometimes claimed: “Every...
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