This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...elinquent “needs love” — that a criminal “doesn’t know any better” — that a power-seeking politician is moved by patriotic concern for “the public good” — that communists are merely “agrarian reformers” — the history of the past few decades, or centuries, would have been different.

Ask yourself why totalitarian dictatorships find it necessary to
pour money and effort into propaganda for their own helpless, chained, gagged slaves, who have no means of protest or defense. The answer is that even the humblest peasant or the lowest savage w...
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