This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ouble standard. A nation ruled by brute physical force is not a nation, but a horde — whether it is led by Attila, Genghis Khan, Hitler, Khrushchev or Castro. What rights could Attila claim an
d on what grounds?
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This applies to all forms of tribal savagery, ancient or modem, primitive or “industrialized.” Neither geography nor race nor tradition nor previous state of
development can confer on some human beings the “right” to violate the rights of others.
The right of “the self-determination of nations” applies only to free societies or...