This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...he inmates are now whining that they’d rather be Red than dead.

In more fully socialized countries, famine was the start, the insignia announcing socialist rule — as in Soviet
Russia, as in Red China, as in Cuba. In those countries, socialism reduced the people to the unspeakable poverty of the pre-industrial ages, to literal starvation, and has kept them on a stagnan t level of misery.

No, it is not “just temporary,” as socialism’s apologists have been saying — for half a century. After forty-five years of government planning, Russia is...
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