This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ngs with one another, that glimmer vanishes when they turn to public issues — and what leaps into the political arena is a caveman who can’t conceive of any reason why the tribe may not bash in the skull of any individual if it so desires.

The distinguishing characteristic of such tribal mentality is: the axiomatic, the almost “instinctive” view of human life as t
he fodder, fuel or means for any public project.

The examples of such projects are innumerable: “Isn’t it desirable to clean up the slums?” (dropping the context of what happ...
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