This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
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I will not attempt, in a brief lecture, to discuss the political theory of Objectivism. Those who are interested will find it presented in full detail in Atlas Shrugged. I w
ill say only that every political system is based on and derived from a theory of ethics — and that the Objectivist ethics is the moral base needed by that politico-economic system which, toda
y, is being destroyed all over the world, destroyed precisely for lack of a moral, philosophical defense and validation: the original American system, Capitalism. If it perishes, it will perish ...