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.
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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...