This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...> Observe how many people evade, rationalize and drive their minds into a state of blind stupor, in dread of discovering that those they deal with — their “loved ones” or friends or busine ss associates or political rulers — are not merely mistaken, but evil. Observe that this dread leads them to sanction, to help and to spread the very evil whose existence they fear to acknowle dge.

If people did not indulge in such abject evasions as the claim that some contemptible liar “means well” — that a mooching bum “can’t help it” — that a juvenile d...
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