This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... vanity of some scared brute or some pretentious mediocrity who craved a mantle of unearned “greatness” — and that the monument to socialism is a pyramid of public factories, public theate rs and public parks, erected on a foundation of human corpses, with the figure of the ruler posturing on top, beating his chest and screaming his plea for “prestige” to the starless void abo ve him.

(December 1962)

12. Man’s Rights

by Ayn Rand

If one wishes to advocate a free society — that is, capitali...
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