This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...thics in man’s earthly existence.
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Since there is no such entity as “society,” since society is only a number of individual men, this meant, in practice, that the rulers of so
ciety were exempt from moral law; subject only to traditional rituals, they held total power and exacted blind obedience — on the implicit principle of: “The good is that which is good for s
ociety (or for the tribe, the race, the nation), and the ruler’s edicts are its voice on earth.”
This was true of all statist systems, under all variants of the altruist- colle...